invasion

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invasion

noun aggression, assault, attack, attack on rights, breach, disobedience, encroachment, foray, hostile entry, incursion, infiltration, infraction, inroad, inruptio, interference, interloping, intrusion, overstepping, raid, siege, transgression, trespass, violation
Associated concepts: invasion of a corpus, invasion of principal, invasion of privacy, invasion of rights, wrongful invasion
See also: assault, encroachment, entrance, foray, incursion, inflow, infringement, intrusion, onset, outbreak, violation

INVASION. The entry of a country by a public enemy, making war.
     2. The Constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 8, gives power to congress "to provide for calling the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions." Vide Insurrection.

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He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion, no using of force against or among the people anywhere.
At any rate, whether we expect another invasion or not, our views of the human future must be greatly modified by these events.
For if it had been defended by proper valour, as are Germany, Spain, and France, either this invasion would not have made the great changes it has made or it would not have come at all.
The vicomte and his wife joined the royalists at Coblentz, and the former, with his only son, Adrien de la Rocheaimard, or the Chevalier de la Rocheaimard, as he was usually termed, had joined the allies in their attempted invasion on the soil of France.
The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.
Then came the prayer just received from the Synod- a prayer for the deliverance of Russia from hostile invasion.
I have a magic charm powerful enough to accomplish that wonderful feat, and now that we have been warned of our danger by the Nome King's invasion, I believe we must not hesitate to separate ourselves forever from all the rest of the world.
It might even win battles, and yet your standing army are mercenaries, and no great nation, from the days of Babylon, has resisted invasion or held an empire by her mercenaries.
I was taken home, nervous and overwrought, sick with the invasion of my real life by that other life of my dreams.
She mobilized five times as many millions of her militia and awaited the invasion.
Since historical times the land we now call England has been conquered three times, for we need hardly count the Danish Invasion.