intrusion

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noun in·tru·sion \in-ˈtrü-zhən\

Definition of intrusion

  1. 1 :  the act of intruding or the state of being intruded; especially :  the act of wrongfully entering upon, seizing, or taking possession of the property of another

  2. 2 :  the forcible entry of molten rock or magma into or between other rock formations; also :  the intruded magma

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Origin and Etymology of intrusion

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin intrusion-, intrusio, from Latin intrudere


INTRUSION Defined for Kids

intrusion

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noun in·tru·sion \in-ˈtrü-zhən\

Definition of intrusion for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of going or forcing in without being wanted

  2. 2 :  something that goes in or interferes without being wanted The phone call was an unwelcome intrusion.


Law Dictionary

intrusion

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noun in·tru·sion \in-ˈtrü-zhən\

Legal Definition of intrusion

  1. 1a :  the entry at common law of a stranger after a particular estate of freehold is determined before the person who holds it in remainder or reversion has taken possession b :  the act of wrongfully entering upon, seizing, or taking possession of the property of another

  2. 2 :  a trespassing on or encroachment upon something (as a right) the Fourth Amendment demands that the showing of justification match the degree of intrusionBerger v. New York, 388 U.S. 41 (1968)



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