Entry

Definition of Entry

En´try
n.1.The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an entry upon an undertaking.
2.The act of making or entering a record; a setting down in writing the particulars, as of a transaction; as, an entry of a sale; also, that which is entered; an item.
A notary made an entry of this act.
- Bacon.
3.That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a house or other building, or to a room; a vestibule; an adit, as of a mine.
A straight, long entry to the temple led.
- Dryden.
4.(Com.) The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at the customhouse, to procure license to land goods; or the giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods. See Enter, v. t., 8, and Entrance, n., 5.
5.(Law) The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on them.
Bill of entry
See under Bill.
Double entry
See Bookkeeping.
Entry clerk
(Com.) a clerk who makes the original entries of transactions in a business.
Writ of entry
(Law) a writ issued for the purpose of obtaining possession of land from one who has unlawfully entered and continues in possession.
- Bouvier.

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