Meaning of subreption


Pronunciation: (sub-rep'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a concealment of the pertinent facts in a petition, as for dispensation or favor, that in certain cases nullifies the grant. Cf.(def. 1.).
  2. the act of obtaining something, as an escheat, by concealing pertinent facts. Cf.(def. 2).
  3. a fallacious representation or an inference from it.
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