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subreption

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noun sub·rep·tion \(ˌ)səb-ˈrep-shən\

Definition of subreption

  1. :  a deliberate misrepresentation; also :  an inference drawn from it

sub·rep·ti·tious play \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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