obreption

noun ob·rep·tion \äˈbrepshən\

Definition of obreption

plural

-s

canon & Scots law

  1. :  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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