Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To go in; in; within.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the law of real property. To go upon land for the purpose of inking possession of it In strict usage, the entering is preliminary to the taking possession but in common parlance the entry ls now merged in the taking possession. See Entry. In practice. To place anything before a court, or upon or among the records, in a formal and regular manner, and usually in writing; as to "enter an appearance," to "enter a judgment." In this sense the word is nearly equivalent to setting down formally in writing, in either a full or abridged form.
    —Entering judgments. The formal entry of the judgment on the rolls of the which is necessary before bringing an or an action on the judgment. Blatchford v. Newberry, 100 III. 491; Winstead v. Evans (Tex. Civ. App.) 33 S. W. 580; Coe v. Erb, 59 Ohio St. 259. 52 N. E. 640, 69 Am. St. Rep. 764.
    —Entering short. When bills not due are paid into a bank by a customer, it is the custom of some bankers not to carry the amount of the bills directly to his credit, but to "enter them short," as it is called, i. e., to note down the receipt of the bills, their amounts, and the times when they become due in a previous column of the page, and the amounts when received are carried forward into the usual cash column. Sometimes, instead of entering such bills short, bankers credit the customer directly with the amount of the bills as cash, charging interest on any advances they may make on their account, and allow him at once to draw upon them to that amount. If the banker becomes bankrupt, the property in bills entered short does not pass to his assignees, but the customer is entitled to them if they remain in his hands, or to their proceeds, if received, subject to any lien the banker may have upon them. Wharton.