right of re-entry


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Noun1.right of re-entry - the legal right to resume possession (a right that was reserved when a former possession was parted with)
legal right - a right based in law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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He fell into arrears and the landlord exercised his right of re-entry to the shop premises.
This tenant's argument should not, in a commercial case, in our view, be accepted, because the [paragraph] 17(2) right of re-entry is, fairly read, separate from and in addition to the statutory right to a warrant; and there is authority in favor of the commercial landlord.
To state clearly that landlord's right of re-entry upon any of (i) a rent default; (ii) a conditional-limitation termination, or (iii) lease expiration, is an additional remedy, and does not limit or modify any of landlord's other rights under the lease or the law in these events;