subreption

subreption

[suhb-rep-shuhn]
noun
1.
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 ).
2.
Scots Law. the act of obtaining something, as an escheat, by concealing pertinent facts. Compare obreption ( def 2 ).
3.
a fallacious representation or an inference from it.

Origin:
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

subreptitious [suhb-rep-tish-uhs] , adjective
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subreption (səbˈrɛpʃən)
 
n
1.  rare Compare obreption the concealment of facts in order to obtain a benefit, esp an ecclesiastical benefit or, in Scots Law, a grant from the Crown
2.  any deceitful misrepresentation or concealment of facts
 
[C17: from Latin subreptiō theft, from subripere, from sub- secretly + rapere to seize]
 
subreptitious
 
adj

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