right of entry – the right to take or resume possession of real property in a peaceable manner, including entering onto another person’s property for a special purpose, without committing a trespass

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right of entry:

1. The right of taking or resuming possession of land or other real property in a peaceable manner.

2. The right to go into another’s real property for a special purpose without committing trespass.  *  An example is a landlord’s right to enter a tenant’s property to make repairs[1]

1. The right to the possession of certain land.  See Cecil v Clark, 44 W Va 659, 666, 30 SE 216. [2]

1. The right to possession of land. [3]

1. A right of entry is the right of taking or resuming possession of land by entering on it in a peaceable manner. [4]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

[4]: Black’s Law Dictionary 2d ed. online, “RIGHT OF ENTRY”:  https://thelawdictionary.org/right-of-entry/


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