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Definition of "excursus" [ex•cur•sus]

  • A lengthy, appended exposition of a topic or point. (noun)
  • A digression. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "excursus" in a sentence
  • "I might come home with a new gadget that you don't have and you'll decide its time to "excursus" your right to take my money."
  • "Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed it as unnecessary and even unhelpful "excursus," but the Supreme Court on Thursday gave the American people - increasingly devoted to their electronic communication devices - some broad hints that the Justices are sensitive to claims for protection for the ..."
  • "Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed it as unnecessary and even unhelpful "excursus," but the Supreme Court on Thursday gave the American people - increasingly devoted to their electronic communication devices - some broad hints that the"