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evasion

[ih-vey-zhuh n] /ɪˈveɪ ʒən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of escaping, avoiding, or shirking something:
evasion of one's duty.
2.
the avoiding of an argument, accusation, question, or the like, as by a subterfuge:
The old political boss was notorious for his practice of evasion.
3.
a means of evading; subterfuge; an excuse or trick to avoid or get around something:
Her polite agreement was an evasion concealing what she really felt.
4.
physical or mental escape.
5.
an act or instance of violating the tax laws by failing or refusing to pay all or part of one's taxes.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin ēvāsiōn- (stem of ēvāsiō), equivalent to ēvās(us) (past participle of ēvādere to go out; see evade) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
evasional, adjective
nonevasion, noun
preevasion, noun
reevasion, noun
Synonyms
1. avoidance, dodging. 2. prevarication, equivocation, quibbling.
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British Dictionary definitions for reevasion

evasion

/ɪˈveɪʒən/
noun
1.
the act of evading or escaping, esp from a distasteful duty, responsibility, etc, by trickery, cunning, or illegal means: tax evasion
2.
trickery, cunning, or deception used to dodge a question, duty, etc; means of evading
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin ēvāsiō, from Latin ēvādere to go forth; see evade
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Word Origin and History for reevasion

evasion

n.

early 15c., from Middle French évasion and directly from Late Latin evasionem (nominative evasio) "a going out," from past participle stem of Latin evadere "to escape" (see evade).

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