subreption


sub·rep·tion

noun \(ˌ)səb-ˈrep-shən\

Definition of SUBREPTION

:  a deliberate misrepresentation; also :  an inference drawn from it
sub·rep·ti·tious \ˌsəb-ˌrep-ˈti-shəs\ adjective
sub·rep·ti·tious·ly adverb

Origin of SUBREPTION

Late Latin subreption-, subreptio, from Latin, act of stealing, from subripere, surripere to take away secretly — more at surreptitious
First Known Use: 1600

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