Simple Definition of evasion
: the act of avoiding something that you do not want to do or deal with : the act of evading something
: a way of avoiding something
: a statement or action that avoids directly dealing with something (such as a difficult problem or question)
Examples of evasion
He was arrested for tax evasion.
They came up with an evasion of the law to keep all the land for themselves.
His reply was nothing but careful evasions.
Origin of evasion
Middle English, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French, from Late Latin evasion-, evasio, from Latin evadere to evade
First Known Use: 15th century
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