Tergiversation

Ter`gi*ver*sa"tion

(?), n. [L. tergiversario: cf. F. tergiversation.] 1. The act of tergiversating; a shifting; shift; subterfuge; evasion.
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Writing is to be preferred before verbal conferences, as being freer from passions and tergiversations.
Abp. Bramhall.
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2. Fickleness of conduct; inconstancy; change.
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The colonel, after all his tergiversations, lost his life in the king's service.
Clarendon.
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