Right Of Egress


Right Of Egress

The legal right to exit or leave a property. Right of egress is usually used in conjunction with the right of ingress, which means the legal right to enter a property. The right of egress is most commonly found in real estate law.

The rights of ingress and egress apply regardless of the type of property - owner-occupied, rental or land. They are generally used in the context of an easement, which is the right to use someone's property for a specific purpose. For example, ingress and egress easements may govern the use of a shared driveway or the use of a private road to reach one's property.


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  • egress — 1 / ē ˌgres/ n [Medieval Latin egressus, literally, act of going out, departure, from Latin, from egredi to go out, from e out + gradi to make one s way] 1: the action or right of going or coming out 2: a place or means of going out or exiting… …   Law dictionary

  • right of way — 1: an easement or servitude over another s land conferring a right of passage 2 a: the area over which a right of way exists b: the strip of land over which is built a public road c: the land occupied by a railroad esp. for its main line d: the… …   Law dictionary

  • Egress — may refer to:* Egress (law), the right of a person to leave a property in property law * Egress (signal leakage), the passage of signal intended to remain within a coaxial cable into the outside worldee also* Egressive * Exit * Ingress …   Wikipedia

  • egress — [ē gresh′ənē′gres΄] n. [L egressus < pp. of egredi, to go out < e , out + gradi, to step, go: see GRADE] 1. the act of going out or forth; emergence: also egression [ē gresh′ən] 2. the right to go out 3. a way out; exit …   English World dictionary

  • Right- and left-hand traffic —   countries with right hand traffic …   Wikipedia

  • egress — n. 1 a going out. b the right of going out. 2 an exit; a way out. 3 Astron. the end of an eclipse or transit. Derivatives: egression n. (in senses 1, 2). Etymology: L egressus f. egredi egress (as E , gradi to step) …   Useful english dictionary

  • egress — I. noun Etymology: Latin egressus, from egredi to go out, from e + gradi to go more at grade Date: 1538 1. the action or right of going or coming out 2. a place or means of going out ; exit II. intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • egress — n. /ee gres/; v. /i gres /, n. 1. the act or an instance of going, esp. from an enclosed place. 2. a means or place of going out; an exit. 3. the right or permission to go out. 4. Astron. emersion (def. 1). v.i. 5. to go out; emerge. [1530 40; <… …   Universalium

  • egress — e|gress [ˈi:gres] n [U] formal or law [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: egressus, from egredi to go out ] the act of leaving a building or place, or the right to do this …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • egress — noun (U) formal or law the act of leaving a building or place, or the right to do this …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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