American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A calculated misrepresentation through concealment of the facts.
- n. An inference drawn from such a misrepresentation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of obtaining a favor by surprise or by suppression or fraudulent concealment of facts.
- n. In Scots law, the obtaining of gifts of escheat, etc., by concealing the truth. Compare obreption, 2.
- n. The act of obtaining a favour by surprise, or by unfair representation through suppression or fraudulent concealment of facts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of obtaining a favor by surprise, or by unfair representation through suppression or fraudulent concealment of facts.
- Latin subreptio, from subripere, subreptum, to snatch or take away secretly: compare French subreption. See surreptitious. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin subreptiō, subreptiōn-, from Latin, theft, from subreptus, past participle of surripere, subripere, to take away secretly; see surreptitious. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The argument Kant offers is excruciating, but the essential point is that, just as the idea of the soul involved the subreption of the hypostatized consciousness, so too, the idea of the ens realissimum is generated by both a subrepted principle and a hypostatization.”
“The term “subreption” refers to a fallacy that specifically involves the surreptitious substitution of different kinds of terms and concepts.”
“Moreover, these dispensations are supposed to be given motu proprio and with certain knowledge, from which it follows that they are not vitiated by obreption or by subreption.”
“For the effect of subreption on the validity of grants see Rescripts.”
“In its effects subreption is equivalent to obreption (q.v.), which consists in a positive allegation of what is false.”
“For this, and in general for the information which should accompany the petition, in order that a dispensation be valid, see below apropos of obreption and subreption in rescripts of dispensation.”
“When a supplica is affected (in a material point) by obreption or subreption it becomes necessary to ask for a so-called”
“Rescripts obtained by obreption or subreption are null and void when the motive cause of the rescript is affected by them.”
“If, on the other hand, silence had been observed concerning something that essentially changed the state of the case, it is called subreption.”
“And after having in this way, quietly and by subreption, introduced this its definition of the term "_bourgeoisie_," the indictment goes on to formulate its final charge as follows:”
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