re-entry

The return of one previously in the country as a resident alien after a period of voluntary absence from the country, however brief. Bonetti v Rogers, 356 US 691, 2 L Ed 2d 1087, 78 S Ct 976 (32 Tulane L Rev 778). A formal entry upon the leased premises by the lessor upon a declaration by him of a forfeiture of the lease. 32 Am J1st L & T § 870. The resumption of possession pursuant to a right reserved when the former possession was parted with. A remedy given by the feudal law for non-payment of rent, but so ancient that its origin has never been traced. "If," runs the old law, "a man makes a feoffment, gift, or lease reserving rent, with a condition that if the rent be behind, it shall be lawful for the feoffor and his heirs to re-enter, if the rent be behind, the feoffor or lessor may enter into the lands and hold them in his former estate." Michaels v Fishel, 169 NY 381, 388, 62 NE 425. See re-entry for condition broken.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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