[ o-brep-shuh n ]
/ ɒˈbrɛp ʃən /
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUNCTUATION QUIZ
Punctuation marks help make writing easy to read and understand. Some of the most important ones are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), and exclamation point (!). How well do you know how to use them? Find out in this quiz!
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Origin of obreption
OTHER WORDS FROM obreptionob·rep·ti·tious [ob-rep-tish-uh s] /ˌɒb rɛpˈtɪʃ əs/, adjectiveob·rep·ti·tious·ly, adverb
Words nearby obreption
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Example sentences from the Web for obreption
Obreption, ob-rep′shun, n. obtaining of gifts of escheat by falsehood—opp.
British Dictionary definitions for obreption
/ (ɒˈbrɛpʃən) /
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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