excursus

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noun ex·cur·sus \ik-ˈskər-səs\

Definition of excursus

plural

excursuses

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excursus

play \ik-ˈskər-səs, -ˌsüs\
  1. :  an appendix or digression that contains further exposition of some point or topic

Examples of excursus in a sentence

  1. this biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine contains an interesting excursus on the status of women in the Middle Ages

Origin and Etymology of excursus

Latin, digression, from excurrere


First Known Use: 1803


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