The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding. "Thou . . . By evasions thy crime uncoverest more." (Milton)

Synonyms: Shift, subterfuge, shuffling, prevarication, equivocation.

Origin: L. Evasio: cf. F. Evasion. See Evade.

(01 Mar 1998)

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