Ancient lights

(usually functioning as sing) the legal right to receive, by a particular window or windows, adequate and unobstructed daylight
Historical Examples

ancient lights are not provided for, and chimneys are not mentioned.
The Story of London Henry B. Wheatley

A good example of what I mean is to be found in number fifteen of the collection, “ancient lights.”
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 4th 1914 Various

It was a Celtic shadow that early one morning obstructed my ancient lights.
Urban Sketches Bret Harte

Mr. P. vows he’ll proceed against them for nuisance—interfering with ancient lights.
Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, April 11, 1891 Various


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