[suh b-rep-shuh n]
- 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.
Origin of subreption
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Subreption, sub-rep′shun, n. a procuring of some advantage by fraudulent concealment, esp.
- 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
Word Origin for subreption
C17: from Latin subreptiō theft, from subripere, from sub- secretly + rapere to seize
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