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enter vi

: to go or come in
: to go upon real property by right of entry esp. to take possession [lessor shall have the right to and take possession] often used in deeds and leases
1 : to come or go into [he breaks into and s a vehicle "Code of Alabama"] see also break, breaking and entering
2 : record register
3 : to put in correct form before a court or on a record [ed judgment against the defendant] [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 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 confederation "U.S. Constitution art. I"] [entered into a lease]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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