Sur*rep"tion\, n. [L. surreptio, or subreptio. Cf. Subreption.]

1. The act or process of getting in a surreptitious manner, or by craft or stealth.

Fame by surreption got May stead us for the time, but lasteth not. --B. Jonson.

2. A coming unperceived or suddenly.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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