E*va"sion (?), n. [L. evasio: cf. F. 'evasion. See Evade.]

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.

Syn. -- Shift; subterfuge; shuffling; prevarication; equivocation.


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