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.
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.
A notary made an entry of this act. --Bacon.
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.
A straight, long entry to the temple led. --Dryden.
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.
(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.
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.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
WRIT OF ENTRY, practice. A writ requiring the sheriff to command the tenant
of land that he render to the demandant the premises in question, or to
appear in court on such a day to show cause why he hath not done so. Co.
Litt. 238. See 2 Pick. 473; 10 Pick. 359; 14 Mass. 20; 15 Mass. 305; 5 N.
Hamp. R. 450; 6 N. Hamp. R. 555; 7 Pick. 36.