evasion

e*va"sion

(*v"zhn), n. [L. evasio: cf. F. vasion. See Evade.] The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.
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Thou . . . by evasions thy crime uncoverest more.
Milton.

Syn. -- Shift; subterfuge; shuffling; prevarication; equivocation.
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