[ suhb-rep-shuhn ]
/ səbˈrɛp ʃən /
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Canon Law. a concealment of the pertinent facts in a petition, as for dispensation or favor, that in certain cases nullifies the grant.Compare obreption (def. 1).
Scots Law. the act of obtaining something, as an escheat, by concealing pertinent facts.Compare obreption (def. 2).
a fallacious representation or an inference from it.
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Origin of subreption
OTHER WORDS FROM subreptionsub·rep·ti·tious [suhb-rep-tish-uhs], /ˌsʌb rɛpˈtɪʃ əs/, adjective
Words nearby subreption
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Example sentences from the Web for subreption
Subreption, sub-rep′shun, n. a procuring of some advantage by fraudulent concealment, esp.
British Dictionary definitions for subreption
/ (səbˈrɛpʃən) /
rare the concealment of facts in order to obtain a benefit, esp an ecclesiastical benefit or, in Scots Law, a grant from the CrownCompare obreption
any deceitful misrepresentation or concealment of facts
Derived forms of subreptionsubreptitious (ˌsʌbrɛpˈtɪʃəs), adjective
Word Origin for subreption
C17: from Latin subreptiō theft, from subripere, from sub- secretly + rapere to seize
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