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DOOR. The place of usual entrance in a house, or into a room in the house.
     2. To authorize the breach of an outer door in order to serve process, the process must be of a criminal nature; and even then a demand of admittance must first have been refused. 5 Co. 93; 4 Leon. 41; T. Jones, 234; 1 N. H. Rep. 346; 10 John. 263; 1 Root, 83 , 134; 21 Pick. R. 156. The outer door may also be broken open for the purpose of executing a writ of habere facias. 5 Co. 93; Bac. Ab. Sheriff, N. 3.
     3. An outer door cannot in general be broken for the purpose of serving civil process; 13 Mass. 520; but after the defendant has been arrested, and he takes refuge in his own house, the officer may justify breaking an outer door to take him. Foster, 320; 1 Roll. R. 138; Cro. Jac. 555.; 10 Wend. 300; 6 Hill, N. Y. Rep. 597. When once an officer is in the house, he may break open an inner door to make an arrest. Kirby, 386 5 John. 352; 17 John. 127, See 1 Toull. n. 214, p. 88.

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But the country's biggest doorstep service Milk&More has gained more than 2,500 new customers in the past four weeks.
COLD callers who turn up unannounced on people's doorsteps in parts of Conwy could be breaking the law.
Rebecca gave helpful information, advice and tips on how to recognise illegal activities on the doorstep, so as not to be taken in by them.
Khan was arrested as part of Operation Doric, which was set up to target doorstep crime.
Coun Les Caborn, portfolio holder for community safety, said: "A Trading Standards rapid response team, called out to support victims at their properties, has saved consumers and businesses over PS100,000 during that period, money that would otherwise have found its way in to the hands of doorstep criminals.
Ringtons does not sell its goods in traditional retail outlets, choosing instead to sell items directly to consumers online, through the company's doorstep delivery service and via its new retail offering which sees the Signature range being sold by Ringtons Beverages' suppliers such as hotels or cafes to their own customer base.
The clubs offer young people the chance to play sports at a low cost right on their doorstep.
The baby was thought to be around just 24 hours old when dumped on a doorstep in Wick, Worcestershire on July 18 .
If you make an appointment for a trader/business to call at your home over the telephone and then sign up to buy something, this is still a doorstep sale.
Public protection staff at the county council and Northumbria Police officers are working together in a bid to discover whether doorstep sellers operating in the area are genuine.
Summary: DUBAI - Visa has partnered with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, or NBAD, to make it easier for UAE shoppers to shop online at US merchants and have their purchases delivered right at their doorstep.
ON's proposal to follow suit will mean disbanding its 530-strong doorstep workforce.