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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.

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

The act of a merchant, trader, or other businessperson in recording in his or her 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, and so on, for the purpose of securing copyright on the same.

In immigration law, any coming of an alien into the United States, from a foreign part or place or from an outlying possession, whether voluntary or otherwise.

In CRIMINAL LAW, entry is the unlawful making of 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.

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.

In real property law, the right or authority to assert one's possessory interest or ownership in a piece of land by going onto the land.

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