nounpl. -·suses or -·sus
- a detailed discussion of some point in a work, added as an appendix
- a lengthy digression, as in a literary work
Origin of excursusL, a running forth, digression, past participle of excurrere: see excurrent
- A lengthy, appended exposition of a topic or point.
- A digression.
Origin of excursusLatin from past participle of excurrere to run out ; see excursion .
(plural excursuses or excursus)
From Latin excursus ‘excursion’.