ir·​rep·​tion | \ ə̇ˈrepshən \
plural -s

Definition of irreption

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

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History and Etymology for irreption

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

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“Irreption.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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