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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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 — more at reptile
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