Legal Definition and Related Resources of Enter

Meaning of Enter

In relation to land, it means going upon the land; to go into, as in enter a building . To become a member of, to be a constituent part of, as in entering into a conspiracy . To make note of a transaction in a record or book. The entering of a judgment is the ministerial act of the clerk of the court while the rendering or rendition of the same is the judicial act of the judge .

Enter Alternative Definition

To go upon lands for the purpose of taking possession; to take possession. In a strict use of terms, “entry” and “taking possession” would, seem to be distinct parts of the same act; but, practically, “entry” is now merged in “taking possession.” 1 Washb. Real Prop. 10, 32; Stearns, Real Actions, 2. To cause to be put down upon the record. An attorney is said to enter his appearance, or the party himself may enter an appearance. 74 Ind. 59. To enter judgment is to formally enroll it or repose the evidence of it in the record or permanent memorial of the acts of the court.

Synonyms of Enter

(Go in), verb

  • arrive
  • board
  • come in
  • cross the threshold
  • effect an entrance
  • gain admittance
  • gain entry
  • go into
  • inire
  • 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

(Insert), verb

  • implant
  • infuse
  • inject
  • intercalate
  • interject
  • interpose
  • introduce
  • intromit
  • place into
  • put in
  • stick in

(Penetrate), verb

  • bore
  • cut into
  • cut through
  • drill
  • empierce
  • gore
  • impale
  • infiltrate
  • interpenetrate
  • invade
  • lance
  • perforate
  • pervade
  • pierce
  • prick
  • puncture
  • sink into
  • stab
  • transpierce

(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

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Commence, Commission, Damage Feasant, Docket, Engage, Enroll, First Right Of Refusal, Impossibility, Incest, Ingress, Interfere, Letter Of Intent, License, Licensee, Material Evidence, Mineral Estate, Minute, Mutual Combat, Nation, Passport, Profit A Prendre, Quiet Enjoyment, Re-entry, Proviso For, Recognisance, Register, Secondary Easement, Trade Mark.


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English Spanish Translation of Enter

To enter Into a contract: Celebrar un contrato

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Enter in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of enter.


See Also

  • Entry


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Policeman
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

English Legal System: Enter

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Enter :

1. (in the law of *burglary) To make “an effective and substantial” entry as a trespasser. This does not necessarily require entry of the whole of the defendant’s body.

2. (in land law)

See entry into possession.

Concept of “Enter, Entre”

Traditional meaning of enter, entre in the French law history (with some legal use in England and the United States in the XIX Century) [1]: (in French) In; within; among. Entre mains: at hand; in his hands.


Notes and References

  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Enter, Entre”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary. This term and/or definition may be absolete.

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