evasion

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noun eva·sion \i-ˈvā-zhən, ē-\

Definition of evasion

  1. 1 :  a means of evading :  dodge

  2. 2 :  the act or an instance of evading :  escape suspected of tax evasion

Examples of evasion in a Sentence

  1. He was arrested for tax evasion.

  2. They came up with an evasion of the law to keep all the land for themselves.

  3. His reply was nothing but careful evasions.

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Origin and Etymology of evasion

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French, from Late Latin evasion-, evasio, from Latin evadere to evade


EVASION Defined for English Language Learners

evasion

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Definition of evasion for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


Law Dictionary

evasion

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noun eva·sion \i-ˈvā-zhən\

Legal Definition of evasion

  1. 1 :  a means of evading

  2. 2 :  the act or an instance of evading — see also tax evasion



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