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 for Bill of entry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bill \Bill\, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille),
     for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter,
     edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG.
     bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. Bull papal edict, Billet a
     paper.]
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     1. (Law) A declaration made in writing, stating some wrong
        the complainant has suffered from the defendant, or a
        fault committed by some person against a law.
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     2. A writing binding the signer or signers to pay a certain
        sum at a future day or on demand, with or without
        interest, as may be stated in the document. [Eng.]
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     Note: In the United States, it is usually called a note, a
           note of hand, or a promissory note.
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     3. A form or draft of a law, presented to a legislature for
        enactment; a proposed or projected law.
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     4. A paper, written or printed, and posted up or given away,
        to advertise something, as a lecture, a play, or the sale
        of goods; a placard; a poster; a handbill.
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              She put up the bill in her parlor window. --Dickens.
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     5. An account of goods sold, services rendered, or work done,
        with the price or charge; a statement of a creditor's
        claim, in gross or by items; as, a grocer's bill.
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     6. Any paper, containing a statement of particulars; as, a
        bill of charges or expenditures; a weekly bill of
        mortality; a bill of fare, etc.
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     Bill of adventure. See under Adventure.
  
     Bill of costs, a statement of the items which form the
        total amount of the costs of a party to a suit or action.
        
  
     Bill of credit.
        (a) Within the constitution of the United States, a paper
            issued by a State, on the mere faith and credit of the
            State, and designed to circulate as money. No State
            shall "emit bills of credit." --U. S. Const. --Peters.
            --Wharton. --Bouvier
        (b) Among merchants, a letter sent by an agent or other
            person to a merchant, desiring him to give credit to
            the bearer for goods or money.
  
     Bill of divorce, in the Jewish law, a writing given by the
        husband to the wife, by which the marriage relation was
        dissolved. --Jer. iii. 8.
  
     Bill of entry, a written account of goods entered at the
        customhouse, whether imported or intended for exportation.
        
  
     Bill of exceptions. See under Exception.
  
     Bill of exchange (Com.), a written order or request from
        one person or house to another, desiring the latter to pay
        to some person designated a certain sum of money therein
        generally is, and, to be negotiable, must be, made payable
        to order or to bearer. So also the order generally
        expresses a specified time of payment, and that it is
        drawn for value. The person who draws the bill is called
        the drawer, the person on whom it is drawn is, before
        acceptance, called the drawee, -- after acceptance, the
        acceptor; the person to whom the money is directed to be
        paid is called the payee. The person making the order may
        himself be the payee. The bill itself is frequently called
        a draft. See Exchange. --Chitty.
  
     Bill of fare, a written or printed enumeration of the
        dishes served at a public table, or of the dishes (with
        prices annexed) which may be ordered at a restaurant, etc.
        
  
     Bill of health, a certificate from the proper authorities
        as to the state of health of a ship's company at the time
        of her leaving port.
  
     Bill of indictment, a written accusation lawfully presented
        to a grand jury. If the jury consider the evidence
        sufficient to support the accusation, they indorse it "A
        true bill," otherwise they write upon it "Not a true
        bill," or "Not found," or "Ignoramus", or "Ignored."
  
     Bill of lading, a written account of goods shipped by any
        person, signed by the agent of the owner of the vessel, or
        by its master, acknowledging the receipt of the goods, and
        promising to deliver them safe at the place directed,
        dangers of the sea excepted. It is usual for the master to
        sign two, three, or four copies of the bill; one of which
        he keeps in possession, one is kept by the shipper, and
        one is sent to the consignee of the goods.
  
     Bill of mortality, an official statement of the number of
        deaths in a place or district within a given time; also, a
        district required to be covered by such statement; as, a
        place within the bills of mortality of London.
  
     Bill of pains and penalties, a special act of a legislature
        which inflicts a punishment less than death upon persons
        supposed to be guilty of treason or felony, without any
        conviction in the ordinary course of judicial proceedings.
        --Bouvier. --Wharton.
  
     Bill of parcels, an account given by the seller to the
        buyer of the several articles purchased, with the price of
        each.
  
     Bill of particulars (Law), a detailed statement of the
        items of a plaintiff's demand in an action, or of the
        defendant's set-off.
  
     Bill of rights, a summary of rights and privileges claimed
        by a people. Such was the declaration presented by the
        Lords and Commons of England to the Prince and Princess of
        Orange in 1688, and enacted in Parliament after they
        became king and queen. In America, a bill or declaration
        of rights is prefixed to most of the constitutions of the
        several States.
  
     Bill of sale, a formal instrument for the conveyance or
        transfer of goods and chattels.
  
     Bill of sight, a form of entry at the customhouse, by which
        goods, respecting which the importer is not possessed of
        full information, may be provisionally landed for
        examination.
  
     Bill of store, a license granted at the customhouse to
        merchants, to carry such stores and provisions as are
        necessary for a voyage, custom free. --Wharton.
  
     Bills payable (pl.), the outstanding unpaid notes or
        acceptances made and issued by an individual or firm.
  
     Bills receivable (pl.), the unpaid promissory notes or
        acceptances held by an individual or firm. --McElrath.
  
     A true bill, a bill of indictment sanctioned by a grand
        jury.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Entry \En"try\, n.; pl. Entries. [OE. entree, entre, F.
     entr['e]e, fr. entrer to enter. See Enter, and cf.
     Entr['e]e.]
     1. The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance;
        ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the
        entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a
        river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an
        entry upon an undertaking.
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     2. The act of making or entering a record; a setting down in
        writing the particulars, as of a transaction; as, an entry
        of a sale; also, that which is entered; an item.
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              A notary made an entry of this act.   --Bacon.
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     3. That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a
        house or other building, or to a room; a vestibule; an
        adit, as of a mine.
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              A straight, long entry to the temple led. --Dryden.
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     4. (Com.) The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at
        the customhouse, to procure license to land goods; or the
        giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the
        customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods.
        See Enter, v. t., 8, and Entrance, n., 5.
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     5. (Law)
        (a) The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by
            entering or setting foot on them.
        (b) A putting upon record in proper form and order.
        (c) The act in addition to breaking essential to
            constitute the offense or burglary. --Burrill.
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     Bill of entry. See under Bill.
  
     Double entry, Single entry. See Bookkeeping.
  
     Entry clerk (Com.), a clerk who makes the original entries
        of transactions in a business.
  
     Writ of entry (Law), a writ issued for the purpose of
        obtaining possession of land from one who has unlawfully
        entered and continues in possession. --Bouvier.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bill of entry
      n 1: a list of goods received at a customhouse for export or
           import

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