irreption

noun ir·rep·tion \ ə̇ˈrepshən \

Definition of irreption

plural -s
: an act or instance of entering by stealth or inadvertence
  • the irreption of pseudoclassical plurals in technical language

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Origin and Etymology of irreption

Late Latin irreption-, irreptio, from Latin irreptus (past participle of irrepere to creep in, from in- 2in- + repere to creep) + -ion-, -io -ion


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