[ o-brep-shuhn ]
/ ɒˈbrɛp ʃən /
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Origin of obreption
OTHER WORDS FROM obreptionob·rep·ti·tious [ob-rep-tish-uhs], /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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