In*cur"sion (?), n. [L. incursio: cf. F. incursion. See Incur.]
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.
The incursions of the Goths disordered the affairs of the Roman Empire.
Sins of daily incursion.
Syn. -- Invasion; inroad; raid; foray; sally; attack; onset; irruption. See Invasion.
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