has an ecclesiastical
meaning as well. Basically it is a canonical
term applied to a type of fraud
by which a rescript
The handing out of graces are not to be granted unless there be some motive for requesting them, and the law of the Church requires that the true and just causes that lie behind the motive be stated in every prayer for such dispensation or grace. When the petition contains a statement about facts or circumstances that are fictitious or at least, modified if they really exist, the resulting rescript is said to be violated by obreption.
Basically a Catholic term used as a backdoor for ecclesiastical rescripts.
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