right of entry

Legal Definition of right of entry

1a : the legal right of taking or resuming possession of real property in a peaceable manner
b : power of termination at power 2b
c : the legal right to enter upon real property of another for a special purpose (as to show leased property to a prospective purchaser or to make repairs) without being guilty of trespass
2 : the right of an alien to enter a nation, state, or other political jurisdiction for a special purpose (as study)

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