obreption

[ o-brep-shuh n ]
/ ɒˈbrɛp ʃən /

noun

Canon Law. fraud in obtaining or attempting to obtain something from an official.Compare subreption(def 1).
Scots Law. the act of obtaining something, as an escheat, by falsehood.Compare subreption(def 2).

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Origin of obreption

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-uh s] /ˌɒb rɛpˈtɪʃ əs/, adjectiveob·rep·ti·tious·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for obreption

obreption
/ (ɒˈbrɛpʃən) /

noun

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

Word Origin for obreption

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