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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Non-entres, n. Also: none- and -entresse, -entreis, -entrees, -entras, -entrais, -entrays, -entrayis, -entrayes, -enteres, -intres. [Entres n.1, Enteres n.1, Intres n.2]

1. Non-entry into possession of a property, etc. = Non-entré 1. 1476–7 Swintons App. lx.
In the defalt of the nonentresse of the said Lorans as air to the said Schir Jhone
1494–5 Treas. Acc. I. 211.
None entres
1498–9 Acta Conc. II. 334; etc. 1505 Liber Aberbr. II. 356.
The ward ande nonentres of the passage and fery bait of Montros … being in our handis be the deces of wmquhyll Wilyame Bonar
1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 241/2.
The gift of the warde and nonentreis of the landis of the Dalys extending ȝerely to vj merkis
1508 Ib. 260/2.
1511–2 Treas. Acc. IV. 335.
1518–9 Acta Conc. in Fife Sheriff Ct. 297.
To mend the said retour and quhar it was be resone of ward to reforme it be resone of nonentres
1531 Dunferm. Reg. Ct. 44.
Non enteres
1532 Treas. Acc. VI. 105.
To be apprisit … and reasesit in the Kingis handis for the by run nonentres
1536 Breadalbane Doc. No. 46.
In compleit payment of first terme of the composicion of the ward & releif and nonentres of Glenwrquhay
1540–1 Reg. Privy S. II. 609/2. 1546 Reg. Privy C. I. 51.
The said Schir Neill sall alwayis … keip … the saidis landis fra decrete of nonentres
1552 Ib. 130.
And landis in nonentres
1558–9 Treas. Acc. X. 411.
Non entres
c1575 Balfour Pract. 114.
Gif the samin landis be in nonentres throw his predecessouris deceis and non-entrie thairto
Ib. 253.
Ward and non-entres ar repugnant
plur. 1566 Reg. Privy C. I. 471.
Giftis of eschetis, wardis, nonentressis, mariages, new infeftmentis
1650 Glasgow Chart. II. 10.
To be frie … fra all … wairdis, releives, nonentressis, ladies terces [etc.]
attrib. 1536 Bk. Dunvegan I. 41.
Grantis to oure lovit cousing … the non entres malis fermes profittis and dewiteis of [etc.]
1574–5 Reg. Privy C. II. 426.fig. 1602 Colville Paraenese Ep. 19.
As in the former by verteu of your proprusion so in the other by such manifold nonentrees you have lost all titill and clame

2. Failure to present or appear in court. = Non-entré n. 2. 1497 Dunfermline B. Rec. I. 75.
Rob Chaip in amerciamento for the non intres of Johne Celly sklater
None intres
1519 Selkirk B. Ct. MS. 74 b (25 Oct.).
Non entrayis
Ib. 76 (8 Nov.).
In amerchment … for nonentrayes
1521 Ib. 90 b (12 Sept.).
In a merchment of this curt for his non entrais

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