Writ of entry
Entry En"try, n.; pl. {Entries}. [OE. entree, entre, F. entr['e]e, fr. entrer to enter. See {Enter}, and cf. {Entr['e]e}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

A notary made an entry of this act. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

A straight, long entry to the temple led. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

5. (Law) (a) The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by entering or setting foot on them. (b) A putting upon record in proper form and order. (c) The act in addition to breaking essential to constitute the offense or burglary. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

{Bill of entry}. See under {Bill}.

{Double entry}, {Single 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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • writ of entry — A real action to recover the possession of land where the tenant (or owner) has been disseised or otherwise wrongfully dispossessed. If the disseisor has aliened the land, or if it has descended to his heir, the writ of entry is said to be in the …   Black's law dictionary

  • writ of entry — The common law writ in an action which is merely possessory, serving only to regain that possession whereof the demandant or plaintiff or his ancestors have been unjustly deprived by the tenant or possessor of the freehold, or those under whom he …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • writ of entry ad terminum qui praeteriit — A writ of entry for the term which has passed. A common law writ which lay for an owner who deemed it more expedient to admit that his tenant at sufferance had gained a tortious freehold, than to oust him by actual entry, as he had a lawful right …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • foreclosure by entry and writ of entry — The remedy in some jurisdictions for enforcing a mortgage by entry and possession by the mortgagee. 37 Am J1st Mtg § 531. Upon a foreclosure by entry and possession after a breach of the condition of the mortgage, and by holding such possession… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • terminum qui preteriit, writ of entry ad — /rit av entriy aed tarmanam kway pratehriyat/ A writ which lay for the reversioner, when the possession was withheld by the lessee, or a stranger, after the determination of a lease for years …   Black's law dictionary

  • Writ of account — Writ Writ, n. [AS. writ, gewrit. See {Write}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which is written; writing; scripture; applied especially to the Scriptures, or the books of the Old and New testaments; as, sacred writ. Though in Holy Writ not named. Milton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Writ of capias — Writ Writ, n. [AS. writ, gewrit. See {Write}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which is written; writing; scripture; applied especially to the Scriptures, or the books of the Old and New testaments; as, sacred writ. Though in Holy Writ not named. Milton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Writ of possession — Possession Pos*ses sion, n. [F. possession, L. possessio.] 1. The act or state of possessing, or holding as one s own. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The having, holding, or detention of property in one s power or command; actual seizin or occupancy;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • writ of restitution — a writ of restitution may issue after the reversal or setting aside of a judgment for possession or where the defendant wrongfully resumes possession of land after entry by the sheriff. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • writ of possession — (law) A process directing a sheriff to put a person in possession of property recovered in ejectment • • • Main Entry: ↑possess …   Useful english dictionary

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