Definition of Entry

The act of making or entering a record; a setting down in writing of particulars; or that which is entered; an item. Generally synonymous with “recording.” In re Labb, D.C.N.Y., 42 F.Supp. 542, 544. See also Enroll.

Enter, in practice, means to place anything before court, or upon or among records, and is nearly equivalent to setting down formally in writing, either in full or abridged form but it may be used as meaning simply to file or duly deposit. Neiman v. City of Chicago, 37 Ill.App.2d 309, 185 N.E.2d 358, 365.

Passage leading into a house or other building or to a room; a vestibule.

The act of a merchant, trader, or other businessman in recording in his account-books the facts and circumstances of a sale, loan, or other transaction. The books in which such memoranda are first (or originally) inscribed are called “books of original entry,” and are prima facie evidence for certain purposes. In copyright law, depositing with the register of copyrights the printed title of a book, pamphlet, etc., for the purpose of securing copyright on the same. Copyright Act, § 408.

In criminal law, entry is the unlawful making one’s way into a dwelling or other house, for the purpose of committing a crime therein. In cases of burglary, the least entry with the whole or any part of the body, hand, or foot, or with any instrument or weapon, introduced for the purpose of committing a felony, is sufficient to complete the offense. See also Breaking. In customs law, the entry of imported goods at the custom house consists in submitting them to the inspection of the revenue officers, together with a statement or description of such goods, and the original invoices of the same, for the purpose of estimating the duties to be paid thereon.

See also False entry; Forcible entry; Illegal entry; Journal entry.

Entry of judgment. See Entering judgments.

Open entry. An entry upon real estate, for the purpose of taking possession, which is not clandestine nor effected by secret artifice or stratagem, and (in some states by statute) one which is accomplished in the presence of two witnesses. Re-entry. The resumption of the possession of leased premises by the landlord on the tenant’s failure to pay the stipulated rent or otherwise to keep the conditions of the lease. See Ejectment.

Right of entry. See Right of entry.

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