Pronunciation: (o-brep'shun), [key]
1. Canon Law.fraud in obtaining or attempting to obtain something from an official. Cf. subreption (def. 1).
2. Scot. Law.the act of obtaining something, as an escheat, by falsehood. Cf. subreption (def. 2).
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