incursion

[in-kur-zhuhn, -shuhn]
noun
1.
a hostile entrance into or invasion of a place or territory, especially a sudden one; raid: The bandits made brief incursions on the village.
2.
a harmful inroad.
3.
a running in: the incursion of sea water.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin incursiōn- (stem of incursiō) raid, equivalent to incurs(us) (past participle of incurrere to incur) + -iōn- -ion; see excursion


1. sortie, foray, attack.
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incursion (ɪnˈkɜːʃən)
 
n
1.  a sudden invasion, attack, or raid
2.  the act of running or leaking into; penetration
 
[C15: from Latin incursiō onset, attack, from incurrere to run into; see incur]
 
incursive
 
adj

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incursion
"hostile attack," early 15c., from L. incursionem (nom. incursio) "a running against," from incurrere (see incur).
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Example sentences
The incursion did little to disrupt life in the slum.
Pakistanis say another incursion this week was repulsed, though both armies
  deny it.
Bad enough, but their supine incursion hopelessly cuts off access to the
  television.
They regard personal revelation not as an incursion of privacy but a marker of
  authenticity.
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