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1) n. entrance. 2) the right to enter. 3) v. the act of entering. Often used in the combination "ingress and egress" which means entering and leaving, to describe one's rights to come and go under an easement over another's property. (See: egress, easement)

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INGRESS, EGRESS AND REGRESS. These words are frequently used in leases to express the right of the lessee to enter, go upon, and return from the lands in question.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Dewey illustrates his claim by noting that the relation of Whitehead's eternal objects to actual occasions is one of "ingression." This term "suggests an independent and ready-made subsistence of eternal objects" which then requires "the conception of God," an agency able "to act selectively in determining which eternal objects ingress in any given immediate occasion." (2) Whitehead's ontology involves two different kinds of reality, one eternal and one temporal, one a consequence of his mathematical method, one of his empirical method.
It instructs, too, that the ingressions of the state, a la Collier, be substantively limited to create the basic environment in which free entrepreneurs can successfully do their thing under a rule of law.
These results are interpreted in terns of Jespersen's (1917) negation cycle, to the effect that Scandinavian varieties were in advance of early English on the negation cycle, were losing NC at the time of the Scandinavian ingressions into England, and that their influence on Northern Middle English contributed to the weakening of NC earlier in the North than in the rest of England.