enter upon


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enter (up)on (something)

1. Literally, to enter some thing or place as something is happening. Apparently, we entered upon an argument when we arrived late to the family dinner. The teachers were shocked to enter upon a food fight in the cafeteria.
2. To begin or start a course of action. When do you guys enter on your journey?
3. To gain possession or ownership of something. I entered on the property after the landlord agreed to sell it to me.
4. To start thinking about something. In today's meeting, we're going to enter on the issue of job vacancies in our department.
See also: enter

enter upon

v.
To begin or set out on something: We have entered upon a challenging period in our lives.
See also: enter, upon
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Q ACCORDING to the deeds of our house, we have the full and free right and liberty at all reasonable times to enter upon our neighbour's land for the purpose of repairing, renewing or maintaining the boundary wall between our houses.
A lawsuit was commenced by DeAngelo against both Kraft and Brazauskas seeking a court order permitting him to enter upon Kraft's property to remove the structure and to restore the terrain of Kraft's property to its original condition:
"By virtue hereof, and upon consent of the Commission on Appointments, you may qualify and enter upon the performance of duties of the office, furnishing this Office and the Civil Service Commission with copies of your oath of office," it added.
The government shall have the right to enter upon and appropriate the property expropriated for the public purpose stated in the court's judgment or retain it, should it have immediately possessed said property before filing the complaint, upon the payment of just compensation to the property owner, with legal interest thereon.
By virtue thereof, you may qualify and enter upon the performance of the duties of the office, furnishing this Office and the Civil Service Commission with copies of your oaths of office," the appointment paper read.
By virtue hereof, you may qualify and enter upon the performance of the duties of the office, furnishing this Office and the Civil Service Commission with copies of your oath of office,' Duterte's letter read.
Based on Republic Act 7166, "no person elected to any public office shall enter upon the duties of his office until he has filed the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures".
'By virtue hereof, an upon consent by the Commission on Appointments , you may qualify and enter upon the performance of the duties of the office, furnishing this office and the Civil Service Commission with copies of your oath of office,' portion of Ilao's appointment paper.
By virtue hereof, you may qualify and enter upon the performance of duties of the office, furnishing this Office and the Civil Service Commission with copies of your oath of office," the appointment said.