Definitions for: Incursion

[n] the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers); "the incursion of television into the American livingroom"
[n] the mistake of incurring liability or blame
[n] an attack that penetrates into enemy territory

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

The Scythian, whose incursions wild Have wasted
Sogdiana. --Milton.

The incursions of the Goths disordered the affairs
of the Roman Empire. --Arbuthnot.

2. Attack; occurrence. [Obs.]

Sins of daily incursion. --South.

Syn: Invasion; inroad; raid; foray; sally; attack; onset;
irruption. See Invasion.

Synonyms: penetration

See Also: attack, breakthrough, entering, entrance, entry, error, fault, foray, incoming, infiltration, ingress, interpenetration, invasion, maraud, mistake, onrush, onset, onslaught, raid

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