One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Bookkeeping. The making of a declaration of dutiable merchandise prior to loading and shipment.
2Generally. The action of entering beforehand; an instance of this; a preliminary or prior entry.
Of or relating to the period prior to entry, especially into employment.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Matthew Hale (1609–1676), judge and writer. From pre- + entry.
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