obreptitious

obreption

[o-brep-shuhn]
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:
1605–15; < Latin obreptiōn- (stem of obreptiō) a surprise, equivalent to ob- ob- + rept(us) (see reptile) + -iōn- -ion

obreptitious [ob-rep-tish-uhs] , adjective
obreptitiously, adverb
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obreption (ɒˈbrɛpʃən)
 
n
rare Compare subreption the obtaining of something, such as a gift, in Scots Law esp a grant from the Crown, by giving false information
 
[C17: from Latin obreptio, from obrepere to creep up to]

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