enter
en·ter vi: to go or come in; specif: to go upon real property by right of entry esp. to take possession
lessor shall have the right to enter and take possession
— often used in deeds and leases
vt
1: to come or go into
he breaks into and enter s a vehicleCode of Alabama see also break, breaking and entering
2: record register
3: to put in correct form before a court or on a record
enter ed judgment against the defendant
enter ing a plea compare render
4: to go upon (real property) by right of entry esp. to take possession
if the lessee defaults, the lessor may enter the premises compare distrain
en·ter·able adj
enter into: to make oneself a party to or in
no State shall enter into any treaty, alliance or confederationU.S. Constitution art. I
entered into a lease

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

enter
I (go in) verb arrive, board, come in, cross the threshold, effect an entrance, gain admittance, gain entry, go into, mire, intrare, introire, make an entrance, pass into, set foot in, step in, walk in associated concepts: breaking and entering, forcible entry, immigration, lawful entry, open and peaceable entry, trespass II (insert) verb implant, infuse, inject, intercalate, interject, interpose, introduce, intromit, place into, put in, stick in III (Penetrate), verb bore, cut into, cut through, drill, empierce, gore, impale, infiltrate, interpenetrate, invade, lance, perforate, pervade, pierce, prick, puncture, sink into, stab, transpierce IV (record) verb catalogue, check in, chronicle, enroll, file, inscribe, inscroll, jot down, list, log, make an entry, mark down, note, place in the record, post, put down, put in writing, put on record, referre, register, report, set down, tabulate, take down, transcribe, write down, write in associated concepts: entered on the record, entry of a judgment V index book, compete, embark, enroll, file (place among official records), impanel, inscribe, introduce, join (associate oneself with), note (record), penetrate, pervade, record, register, set down

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


enter
v.
(1) To write down in a record; to file or deposit.
(2) To go into a house or building; to go into a country or state.
(3) To become a party to.
n.
entry

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


enter
v. In real property, to pass upon or into; of litigation, to file or present to the court-for example, to enter an appearance into the record; of a contract, to enter into it means to sign or execute it.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


enter
To form a constituent part; to become a part or partaker; to penetrate; share or mix with, as tin enters into the composition of pewter. To go or come into a place or condition; to make or effect an entrance; to cause to go into or be received into.
In the law of real property, to go upon land for the purpose of taking possession of it. In strict usage, the entering is preliminary to the taking possession but in common parlance the entry is now merged in the taking possession.
To place anything before a court, or upon or among the records, in a formal and regular manner, and usually in writing as in to enter an appearance, or to enter a judgment. In this sense the word is nearly equivalent to setting down formally in writing, in either a full or abridged form.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


enter
To form a constituent part; to become a part or partaker; to penetrate; share or mix with, as tin enters into the composition of pewter. To go or come into a place or condition; to make or effect an entrance; to cause to go into or be received into.
 
In the law of real property, to go upon land for the purpose of taking possession of it. In strict usage, the entering is preliminary to the taking possession but in common parlance the entry is now merged in the taking possession.
 
To place anything before a court, or upon or among the records, in a formal and regular manner, and usually in writing as in to enter an appearance, or to enter a judgment. In this sense the word is nearly equivalent to setting down formally in writing, in either a full or abridged form.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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