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
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
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an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.