subreption

[ suhb-rep-shuhn ]
/ səbˈrɛp ʃən /

noun

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

1590–1600; <Latin subreptiōn- (stem of subreptiō ) “a stealing,” equivalent to subrept(us) (past participle of subripere “to steal,” itself equivalent to sub- sub- + -rep- (combining form of rapere “to seize,” rape1) + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM subreption

sub·rep·ti·tious [suhb-rep-tish-uhs], /ˌsʌb rɛpˈtɪʃ əs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subreption

subreption
/ (səbˈrɛpʃən) /

noun

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 subreption

subreptitious (ˌsʌbrɛpˈtɪʃəs), adjective

Word Origin for subreption

C17: from Latin subreptiō theft, from subripere, from sub- secretly + rapere to seize
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