Writ of entry

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(Law) a writ issued for the purpose of obtaining possession of land from one who has unlawfully entered and continues in possession.
- Bouvier.

See also: Entry

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Supreme Court has held that an entry without warrant onto private areas of a taxpayer's personal or business premises by the IRS for the purpose of seizing property to satisfy a tax liability violates the law unless the IRS has previously obtained a writ of entry from the courts (G.K.
The seller may reacquire ownership in the property through agreement (e.g., voluntary conveyance, abandonment) or by process of law (including foreclosure proceedings by judicial sale or by power of sale in the loan agreement, strict foreclosure, foreclosure by entry and possession, by writ of entry, or by publication of notice).