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Entrie, Entry, n. Also: entrey, enterie, -ery. [e.m.E. entrie, entry, enterie, -ery, later forms of Entré n.]

1. Entrance or access (to a place, etc.). 1560 Rolland Seven S. 6443.
Euin still he stude, … Quhill time he gat into hir hous entrie
1558-66 Knox II. 123.
The French men … learned to eatt … caikes, which at thare entrie thei skorned
1629 Douglas Bequest (Reg. H.) IV. 30 Mch.
The said fore ludgeing … and peice wayst grwnd or angell with frie ishe and entrie tharto
1669 Melrose R. Rec. II. 234.
To give … frie ishe and enterie to ther yaird

2. A place of entrance. 1574 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 17.
The new chop vpoun the eist cheik of the entry to the lordis loft
1596 Dalr. I. 37/21.
On sik a maner as we may cum to the mouth or entrie of the Water of Tai
?1549 Monro Western Isles 36.
Swynes ile, … with ane guid heighland haven in it, the entrey quherof is at the west cheik
c 1670 Douglas Chart. 343.
Four iron ȝetis at the enterie

3. The act of entering into a condition, possession, etc. (Cf. Entré n. 5, 6).(1) 1583 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 273.
The merchant prenteis … to pay at his entrie the day of his buiking … thretty shillings
1596 St. A. Baxter Bks. 61.
That na prenteis be tane in nor enterit quhill he pay at his entrie … tuentie pundis money
1627 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 359.
That ilk burges … sall pay for thair entery and buiking to him tua schilling
At ilk ane of thair entereis and buikin
(b) 1617 Acts IV. 530/1.
The consent of the prelate … to be nowayis necessour to the said entrie or cheinging of tennentis
1658 Melrose R. Rec. I. 206.
That the gate is wrocht out upon the north since Maister Davids enterie
(2) 1642 Kinghorn Kirk S. 44.
This yeir is the first yeir of the entrie of Mr David Bennet now bursare

4. Presentation in a court of justice. 1589 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 189.
To tak souirtie for the entrie of all personis chargeit to vndirly the law
1602 Shetland Sheriff Ct. 24.
Harie Thein and Mertein Dedistoun … becumis cationeris for the entrie of Magnus Mowat befoir my Lord

5. Attrib. with silver, ȝet. 1578 Reg. Privy C. III. 21.
Thair wyffis … sall bruik and jois thair takis … without ony gerssum or entrie silver
c1650 Spalding I. 300.
Ten tounis soldiouris slayne at the entrie of the vtter yet, and vther ten slayne within the entrie yet

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