incursion

[ in-kur-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ ɪnˈkɜr ʒən, -ʃən /

noun

a hostile entrance into or invasion of a place or territory, especially a sudden one; raid: The bandits made brief incursions on the village.
a harmful inroad.
a running in: the incursion of sea water.

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Origin of incursion

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
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British Dictionary definitions for incursion

incursion
/ (ɪnˈkɜːʃən) /

noun

a sudden invasion, attack, or raid
the act of running or leaking into; penetration

Derived forms of incursion

incursive (ɪnˈkɜːsɪv), adjective

Word Origin for incursion

C15: from Latin incursiō onset, attack, from incurrere to run into; see incur
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