- deliberate concealment or misrepresentation of facts so as to gain some benefit or advantage
- an erroneous inference or conclusion induced by this
Origin of subreptionClassical Latin subreptio from subreptus, past participle of subripere, surripere, to take away secretly: see surreptitious
- A calculated misrepresentation through concealment of the facts.
- An inference drawn from such a misrepresentation.
Origin of subreptionLate Latin subreptiō subreptiōn- from Latin theft from subreptus past participle of surripere, subripere to take away secretly ; see surreptitious .
- The act of obtaining a favour by surprise, or by unfair representation through suppression or fraudulent concealment of facts.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.