Definition of evasion
- suspected of tax 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.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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)
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