Ingress Law and Legal Definition

Ingress means entrance or the right to enter or the act of entering. The word is 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.

The following is an example of a caselaw defining the term:

Ingress means coming into or entering a piece of property. [Northwestern Ice & Cold Storage Co. v. Multnomah County, 228 Ore. 507 (Or. 1961)]