obreption

[ o-brep-shuhn ]

noun
  1. Canon Law. fraud in obtaining or attempting to obtain something from an official.: Compare subreption (def. 1).

  2. Scots Law. the act of obtaining something, as an escheat, by falsehood.: Compare subreption (def. 2).

Origin of obreption

1
1605–15; <Latin obreptiōn- (stem of obreptiō) a surprise, equivalent to ob-ob- + rept(us) (see reptile) + -iōn--ion

Other words from obreption

  • ob·rep·ti·tious [ob-rep-tish-uhs], /ˌɒb rɛpˈtɪʃ əs/, adjective
  • ob·rep·ti·tious·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for obreption

obreption

/ (ɒˈbrɛpʃən) /


noun
  1. rare the obtaining of something, such as a gift, in Scots Law esp a grant from the Crown, by giving false information: Compare subreption (def. 1)

Origin of obreption

1
C17: from Latin obreptio, from obrepere to creep up to

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