Definition of private way
1 : a right of way classified as an incorporeal hereditament of a real nature for the benefit of a person or group of persons and not the public at large to pass over land owned by another
2a : a way laid out by a private owner or owners and maintained at their expense, dedicated to public use, but not accepted as a public way b : a way laid out by public authority in New England at the request and expense of a private owner or owners, maintained by them and dedicated to public use, but not accepted as a public way
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