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subreption

[suh b-rep-shuh n] /səbˈrɛp ʃən/
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
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
Related forms
subreptitious
[suhb-rep-tish-uh s] /ˌsʌb rɛpˈtɪʃ əs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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subreption

/səbˈrɛpʃən/
noun
1.
(rare) the concealment of facts in order to obtain a benefit, esp an ecclesiastical benefit or, in Scots Law, a grant from the Crown Compare obreption
2.
any deceitful misrepresentation or concealment of facts
Derived Forms
subreptitious (ˌsʌbrɛpˈtɪʃəs) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin subreptiō theft, from subripere, from sub- secretly + rapere to seize
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