egress 1 /'ē-ˌgres/ n [Medieval Latin egressus, literally, act of going out, departure, from Latin, from egredi to go out, from e - out + gradi to make one's way]
1: the action or right of going or coming out
2: a place or means of going out or exiting compare ingress
egress 2 /i-'gres/ vi: to go or come out

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun departure, discharge, doorway, egression, egressus, emergence, emersion, emigration, escape, evacuation, exit, exitus, exodus, gate, gateway, leave-taking, means of exit, opening, outlet, parting, passage out, place of exit, way out, withdrawal II index alight, avenue (route), issuance, issue (send forth), outlet, quit (evacuate)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

See access.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

An exit, or the act of exiting. The most famous use of this word was by P.T. Barnum, who put up a large sign in his circus tent saying "This Way to the Egress." Thinking an egress was some type of exotic bird, people eagerly went though the passage and found themselves outside the tent. Compare: ingress
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   way of departure. A word usually used in conjunction with "access" or "ingress."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Egress — E*gress , v. i. To go out; to depart; to leave. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • egress — 1530s, from L. egressus a going out, lit. pp. of egredi go out, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + gredi, comb. form of gradi step, go (see GRADE (Cf. grade)). Perhaps a back formation from egression (early 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • egress — [n] passage out departure, doorway, emanation, emergence, escape, exit, exiting, exodus, issue, opening, outlet, setting out, vent, way out, withdrawal; concepts 195,440 Ant. entrance …   New thesaurus

  • egress — ► NOUN formal 1) the action of going out of or leaving a place. 2) a way out. DERIVATIVES egression noun. ORIGIN from Latin egressus, from egredi go out …   English terms dictionary

  • egress — [ē gresh′ənē′gres΄] n. [L egressus < pp. of egredi, to go out < e , out + gradi, to step, go: see GRADE] 1. the act of going out or forth; emergence: also egression [ē gresh′ən] 2. the right to go out 3. a way out; exit …   English World dictionary

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  • egress — 1. noun /ˈiːɡrɛs/ a) An exit or way out Buildings or portions thereof shall be provided with a means of egress system as required this chapter. The provisions of this chapter shall control the design, construction and arrangement of means egress… …   Wiktionary

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