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Wayleaves

Right of way through private property for the laying of waterpipes and making of sewers, etc., provided that only the surface-soil is utilised by the proprietor.

“Mr. Woods made an attempt to get the House of Commons to commit itself to the proposition: That the present system of royalty rents and wayleaves is injurious to the great industries.” —Liberty Review, April 14th, 1894, p. 307.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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