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Canon Law. a concealment of the pertinent facts in a petition, as for dispensation or favor, that in certain cases nullifies the grant.
Compare obreption (def 1).
Scots Law. the act of obtaining something, as an escheat, by concealing pertinent facts.
Compare obreption (def 2).
a fallacious representation or an inference from it.
(rare) the concealment of facts in order to obtain a benefit, esp an ecclesiastical benefit or, in Scots Law, a grant from the Crown Compare obreption
any deceitful misrepresentation or concealment of facts


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