- Surreption Sur*rep"tion, n. [L. surreptio, or subreptio. Cf.
1. The act or process of getting in a surreptitious manner,
or by craft or stealth.
Fame by surreption got May stead us for the time, but lasteth not. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]
2. A coming unperceived or suddenly. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.