subreption

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of obtaining a favor by surprise or by suppression or fraudulent concealment of facts.

Examples

  • The term “subreption” refers to a fallacy that specifically involves the surreptitious substitution of different kinds of terms and concepts.

    Kant's Critique of Metaphysics

Note

The word 'subreption' comes from a Latin word meaning "to snatch or take away secretly".