intromission

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin intro-', "into", + mission, "sending", from Latin missio, from perfect passive participle missus, "sent", from verb mittere, "send", + noun of action -io.

Noun[edit]

intromission (plural intromissions)

  1. the state of being allowed to enter; admittance
  2. the act of allowing to enter; admission
  3. putting one thing into another; insertion
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  4. copulation
  5. (law, Scotland) An intermeddling with the affairs of another, either on legal grounds or without authority.

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