Obreption meaning

(obsolete) The act of creeping upon with secrecy or by surprise.

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(obsolete, Scotland, law) Act of obtaining gifts of escheat by fraud or surprise.

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Origin of obreption

  • Latin obreptio, from obrepere, obreptum, to creep up to; ob (see prefix ob-) + repere to creep.

    From Wiktionary