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obreption

[o-brep-shuh n] /ɒˈbrɛp ʃən/
noun
1.
Canon Law. fraud in obtaining or attempting to obtain something from an official.
Compare subreption (def 1).
2.
Scots Law. the act of obtaining something, as an escheat, by falsehood.
Compare subreption (def 2).
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin obreptiōn- (stem of obreptiō) a surprise, equivalent to ob- ob- + rept(us) (see reptile) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
obreptitious
[ob-rep-tish-uh s] /ˌɒb rɛpˈtɪʃ əs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
obreptitiously, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for obreption

obreption

/ɒˈbrɛpʃən/
noun
1.
(rare) the obtaining of something, such as a gift, in Scots Law esp a grant from the Crown, by giving false information Compare subreption (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: from Latin obreptio, from obrepere to creep up to
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