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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Origin and Etymology of 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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