Incursion


Incursion
Incursion In*cur"sion, n. [L. incursio: cf. F. incursion. See {Incur}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A running into; hence, an entering into a territory with hostile intention; a temporary invasion; a predatory or harassing inroad; a raid. [1913 Webster]

The Scythian, whose incursions wild Have wasted Sogdiana. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The incursions of the Goths disordered the affairs of the Roman Empire. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. Attack; occurrence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Sins of daily incursion. --South.

Syn: Invasion; inroad; raid; foray; sally; attack; onset; irruption. See {Invasion}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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