prevarication

  1. a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
  2. intentionally vague or ambiguous
  3. the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

Prevarication

• (n.) A secret abuse in the exercise of a public office. • (n.) The collusion of an informer with the defendant, for the purpose of making a sham prosecution. • (n.) A false or deceitful seeming to undertake a thing for the purpose of defeating or destroying it. • (n.) The act of prevaricating, shuffling, or quibbling, to evade...
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Prevarication

Pre·var`i·ca'tion noun [ Latin praevaricatio : confer French prévarication .] 1. The act of prevaricating, shuffling, or quibbling, to evade the truth or the disclosure of truth; a deviation from the truth and fair dealing. « The august tribunal of the skies, where no ...
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Prevarication

A deviation from truth or fact; an evasion or equivocation, a quibble, a lie. -- C.A.B.
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Prevarication

Praevaricatio. The acting with unfaithfulness and want of probity. The term is applied principally to the act of concealing a crime.
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prevarication

prevarication 1. The deliberate act of deviating from the truth. 2. Intentionally vague or ambiguous; equivocation. 3. A statement which deviates from or perverts the truth. 4. The avoidance of telling the truth or of saying exactly what one really thinks. 5. The deliberate act of deviating from the truth; lying. 6. Etymology: from about 1382,...
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