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[o-brep-shuh n] /ɒˈbrɛp ʃən/

Canon Law. fraud in obtaining or attempting to obtain something from an official.
Compare (def 1).
Scots Law. the act of obtaining something, as an escheat, by falsehood.
Compare (def 2).
(rare) the obtaining of something, such as a gift, in Scots Law esp a grant from the Crown, by giving false information Compare subreption (sense 1)


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