excursus

noun ex·cur·sus \ ik-ˈskər-səs \

Definition of excursus

plural excursuses also excursus play \ik-ˈskər-səs, -ˌsüs\
: 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

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