Definition of deniability
: the ability to deny something especially on the basis of being officially uninformed
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The Process was transparent but Hinkie always left himself, and as extension the NBA, the means for plausible deniability.
This provides a measure of plausible deniability for actions that the Kremlin does not want to be linked to publicly.
Generally, lawmakers like to keep their personal opinions of one another to themselves—or, at the very least, to express them with enough subtlety to ensure plausible deniability later.
That could give him significant diplomatic flexibility or deniability if June 1 goes by with mere silence from the White House.
Plausible deniability is a key component for every White House press secretary.
In the White House of George W. Bush, therefore, Cheney took elaborate measures to keep the president out of the loop and to keep his deniability plausible.
Sy wants plausible deniability if anything goes down with the organization.
Leaving the moderation process opaque offers a degree of flexibility and plausible deniability when dealing with politically sensitive issues.
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