Subreption

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Subreption The act of obtaining a favor by surprise, or by unfair representation through suppression or fraudulent concealment of facts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n subreption The act of obtaining a favor by surprise or by suppression or fraudulent concealment of facts.
    • n subreption In Scots law, the obtaining of gifts of escheat, etc., by concealing the truth. Compare obreption, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Subreption sub-rep′shun a procuring of some advantage by fraudulent concealment, esp. in Scots law, the gaining of a gift of escheat by concealing the truth: false inference due to misrepresentation
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. subreptio, fr. subripere, subreptum, to snatch or take away secretly: cf. F. subreption,. See Surreptitious