Definitions for subreptitiousˌsʌb rɛpˈtɪʃ əs

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word subreptitious

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sub•rep•tionsəbˈrɛp ʃən(n.)

  1. Canon Law. a concealment of the facts in a petition, as for dispensation or favor, that in certain cases nullifies the grant.

    Category: Religion

  2. Law.concealment or misrepresentation of facts.

    Category: Law

Origin of subreption:

1590–1600; < L subreptiō the act of stealing =subrep-, var. s. of subripere to steal (sub-sub - +-ripere, comb. form of rapere to seize, rape1) +-tiō -tion

sub•rep•ti•tiousˌsʌb rɛpˈtɪʃ əs(adj.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subreptitious(adj)



Find a translation for the subreptitious definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these subreptitious definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"subreptitious." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for subreptitious?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for subreptitious: