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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Entry \En"try\, n.; pl. Entries. [OE. entree, entre, F.
     entr['e]e, fr. entrer to enter. See Enter, and cf.
     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.
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     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.
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              A notary made an entry of this act.   --Bacon.
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     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.
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              A straight, long entry to the temple led. --Dryden.
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     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.
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     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.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an item inserted in a written record
      2: the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to
         the debut of their new product line" [syn: introduction,
         debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling,
      3: a written record of a commercial transaction [syn: entry,
         accounting entry, ledger entry]
      4: something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or
         estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for
         the judgment of others (as in a competition); "several of his
         submissions were rejected by publishers"; "what was the date
         of submission of your proposal?" [syn: submission, entry]
      5: something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they
         waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just
         outside the entryway to the cathedral" [syn: entrance,
         entranceway, entryway, entry, entree]
      6: the act of entering; "she made a grand entrance" [syn:
         entrance, entering, entry, ingress, incoming]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  132 Moby Thesaurus words for "entry":
     access, account, adit, admission, admittance, adversaria,
     adversary, aide-memoire, air lock, annotation, approach, arrival,
     booking, candidate, cataloging, chronicling, coming in, competitor,
     contestant, corridor, credit, debit, docket, door, doorway,
     double entry, enlistment, enrollment, entering, entrance,
     entrance hall, entranceway, entrant, entree, entryway, favorite,
     footnote, foyer, galilee, gangplank, gangway, hall, impanelment,
     import, importation, importing, in, income, incoming, indexing,
     infiltration, ingoing, ingress, ingression, inlet, input,
     inscribing, inscription, insertion, insinuation, intake,
     interpenetration, introduction, introgression, intrusion,
     inventorying, item, jotting, leakage, listing, lobby, logging,
     marginal note, marginalia, matriculation, means of access, memo,
     memoir, memorandum, memorial, minute, minutes, mudder, narthex,
     notation, note, open arms, open door, opening, opponent,
     participant, passage, passageway, penetration, percolation,
     plate horse, plater, player, pole horse, pony, portal, portico,
     posting, propylaeum, race horse, racer, reception, record,
     record keeping, recordation, recording, register, registration,
     registry, reminder, rival, scholia, scholium, seepage,
     single entry, stable, stake horse, staker, starter, steeplechaser,
     stoa, string, tabulation, threshold, vestibule, way, way in

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ENTRY. criminal law. The unlawful breaking into a house, in order to commit 
  a crime. 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 offence. 3 
  Inst. 64. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ENTRY, estates, rights. The taking possession of lands by the legal owner. 
     2. A person having a right of possession may assert it by a peaceable 
  entry, and being in possession may retain it, and plead that it is his soil 
  and freehold; and this will not break in upon any rule of law respecting the 
  mode of obtaining the possession of lands. 3 Term Rep. B. R. 295. When 
  another person has taken possession of lands or tenements, and the owner 
  peaceably makes an entry thereon, and declares that be thereby takes 
  possession of the same, he shall, by this notorious act of ownership, which 
  is equal to a feodal investiture, be restored to his original right. 3 Bl. 
  Com. 174. 
       3. A right of entry is not assignable at common law. Co. Litt. 214 a. 
  As to the law on this subject in the United States, vide Buying of titles; 4 
  Kent, Com. 439 2 Hill. Ab. c. 33, Sec. 42 to 52; also, article ReEntry; Bac. 
  Ab. Descent, G; 8 Vin. Ab. 441. 
       4. In another sense, entry signifies the going upon another man's lands 
  or his tenements. An entry in this sense may be justifiably made on 
  another's land or house, first, when the law confers an authority; and 
  secondly, when the party has authority in fact. 
       5. First, 1. An officer may enter the close of one against whose person 
  or property he is charged with the execution of a writ. In a civil case, the 
  officer cannot open (even by unlatching) the outer inlet to a house, as a 
  door or window opening into the street 18 Edw. IV., Easter, 19, pl. 4; 
  Moore, pl. 917, p. 668 Cooke's case, Wm. Jones, 429; although it has been 
  closed for the purpose of excluding him. Cowp. 1. But in a criminal case, a 
  constable may break open an outer door to arrest one within suspected of 
  felony. 13 Edw. IV., Easter, 4, p. 9. If the outer door or window be open, 
  he may enter through it to execute a civil writ; Palin. 52; 5 Rep. 91; and, 
  having entered, he may, in every case, if necessary, break open an inner 
  door. 1 Brownl. 50. 
       6.-2. The lord may enter to distrain, and go into the house for that 
  purpose, the outer door being open. 5 Rep. 91. 
       7.-3. The proprietors of goods or chattels may enter the land of 
  another upon which they are placed, and remove them, provided they are there 
  without his default; as where his tree has blown down into the adjoining 
  close by the wind, or his fruit has fallen from a branch which overhung it. 
  20 Vin. Abr. 418. 
       8.-4. If one man is bound to repair bridge, he has a right of entry 
  given him by law for that purpose. Moore, 889. 
       9.-5. A creditor has a right to enter the close of his debtor to 
  demand the duty owing, though it is not to be rendered there. Cro. Eliz. 
      10.-6. If trees are excepted out of a demise, the lessor has the right 
  of entering, to prune or fell them. Cro. Eliz. 17; 11. Rep. 53. 
      11.-7. Every traveller has, by law, the privilege of entering a common 
  inn, at all seasonable times, provided the host has sufficient 
  accommodation, which, if he has not, it is for him to declare. 
      12.- 8. Ever man may throw down a public nuisance, and a private one may 
  be thrown down by the party grieved, and this before an prejudice happens, 
  but only from the probability that it may happen. 5 Rep, 102 and see 1 
  Brownl. 212; 12 Mod. 510 Wm. Jones, 221; 1 Str. 683. To this end, the abator 
  has authority to enter the close in which it stands. See Nuisance. 
      13.-9. An entry may be made on the land of another, to exercise or 
  enjoy therein an incorporeal right or hereditament to which he is entitled. 
  Hamm. N. P. 172. See general Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; 2 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 
  627; License. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ENTRY, commercial law. The act of setting down the particulars of a sale, or 
  other transaction, in a merchant's or tradesman's account books; such 
  entries are, in general, prima facie evidence of the sale and delivery, and 
  of work, done; but unless the entry be the original one, it is not evidence. 
  Vide Original entry. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ENTRY, WRIT OF. The name of a writ issued for the purpose of obtaining 
  possession of land from one who has entered unlawfully, and continues in 
  possession. This is a mere possessor action, and does not decide the right 
  of property. 
       2. The writs of entry were commonly brought, where the tenant or 
  possessor of the land entered lawfully; that is, without fraud or force; 13 
  Edw. I. c. 25; although sometimes they were founded upon an entry made by 
  wrong. The forms of these writs are very various, and are adapted to the, 
  title and estate of the demandant. Booth enumerates and particularly 
  discusses twelve varieties. Real Actions, pp. 175-200. In general they 
  contain an averment of the manner in which the defendant entered. At the 
  common law these actions could be brought only in the degrees, but the 
  Statute of Marlbridge, c. 30; Rob. Dig. 147, cited as c. 29; gave a writ 
  adapted to cases beyond the degrees, called a writ of entry in the post. 
  Booth, 172, 173. The denomination of these writs by degrees, is derived from 
  the circumstance that estates are supposed by the law to pass by degrees 
  from one person to another, either by descent or purchase. Similar to this 
  idea, or rather corresponding with it, are the gradations of consanguinity, 
  indicated by the very common term pedigree. But in reference to the writs of 
  entry, the degrees recognized were only two, and the writs were quaintly 
  termed writs in the per, and writs in the per and cui. Examples of these 
  writs are given in Booth on R. A. pp. 173, 174. The writ in the, per runs 
  thus: "Command A, that be render unto B, one messuage, &c., into which he 
  has not entry except (per) by &c. The writ in the per and cui contains 
  another gradation in the transmission of the estate, and read thus: Command 
  A, that he render, &c., one messuage, into which he hath not entry but (per) 
  by C, (cui) to whom the aforesaid B demised it for a term of years, now 
  expired," &c. 2 Institute, 153; Co. Litt. b, 239, a. Booth, however, makes 
  three degrees, by accounting the estate in the per, the second degree. The 
  difference is not substantial. If the estate had passed further, either by 
  descent or conveyance, it was said to be out of the degrees, and to such 
  cases the writ of entry on the. statute of Marlbridge, only, was applicable. 
  3 Bl. Com. 181, 182; Report of Com. to Revise Civil Code of Penna. January 
  15, 1835, p. 85. Vide Writ of entry. 

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