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SUBREPTION

In canon law, withholding the full truth in a request for some favor. If the request is granted, it is valed provided the essentials required by law were fulfilled. (Etym. Latin subreptio, theft; from subrepere, to creep under, steal upon: sub-, under + repere, to creep.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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