obreption

noun
ob·​rep·​tion | \äˈbrepshən\
plural -s

Definition of obreption 

canon & Scots law

: the obtaining of or attempting to obtain a dispensation from ecclesiastical authority or a gift from the sovereign by fraud distinguished from subreption

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History and Etymology for obreption

Latin obreption-, obreptio act of creeping upon, stealing upon, deceiving, from obreptus (past participle of obrepere to steal upon, surprise, deceive, from ob- to, toward, over + repere to creep) + -ion-, -io -ion

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