What is Homestead Entry?

Legal Definition
An entry under the United States land laws for the purpose of acquiring title to a portion of the public domain under the homestead laws, consisting of an affidavit of the claimant's right to enter, a formal application for the land, and pavment of the money required. Hastings & D. It. Co. v. Whitney, 132 U. S. 357, 10 Sup. Ct. 112, 33 L. Ed. 363; Deaiy v. U. S., 152 U. S. 539, 14 Sup. CL 680, 38 I. Ed. 545 ; McCune v. Essig (a Ct) 118 Fed. 277.
-- Black's Law Dictionary