Definition of King's highway in English:

King's highway


  • in the reign of a king, the term for Queen's highway
    • ‘Brennan loses a finger and receives nine wounds ‘before that he did yield’, and at Clonmel they ‘were tried and found guilty - the Judge made this reply: "For robbing on the King's highway you're both condemned to die"’.’
    • ‘Already the ‘King's highway’ is unsafe for the pedestrian; must it become so for the cyclist?’
    • ‘And so long as a man rides his Hobby-Horse peaceably and quietly along the King's highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him, pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it?’
    • ‘Caught robbing on the King's highway, the villain grovels and sobs until he is hanged as a criminal who pales in every comparison to his former leader.’
    • ‘Does the right to the King's highway run in Belmullet?’