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From Latin subreptio, from subripere, subreptum (to snatch or take away secretly). Compare French subreption. See surreptitious.


subreption (plural subreptions)

  1. The act of obtaining a favour by surprise, or by unfair representation through suppression or fraudulent concealment of facts.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for subreption in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)