Obreption Law and Legal Definition

Obreption means obtaining something by fraud. This is mostly done to obtain something as a gift using fraudulent methods. Obreption also refers to the situations when a petition contains a statement about facts or circumstances that are supposititious or at least, modified if they really exist. The resulting reworded script is said to be vitiated by obreption. This consists in a positive allegation of what is false. When the reworded script vitiated by obreption affects the motive of a petition it can be considered as null and void.