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sub•rep•tion



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

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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