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.
Origin: 1590–1600; < Latinsubreptiōn- (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