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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Incur

INCUR', verb transitive [Latin incurro, to run against; in and curro, to run.]

1. Literally, to run against; hence, to become liable to; to become subject to. Thus, a thief incurs the punishment of the law by the act of stealing, before he is convicted, and we have all incurred the penalties of God's law.

2. To bring on; as, to incur a debt; to incur guilt; to incur the displeasure of God; to incur blame or censure.

3. To occur; to meet; to press on.