Evasion



[ih-vey-zhuh n] /ɪˈveɪ ʒən/

noun
1.
an act or instance of escaping, avoiding, or shirking something:
evasion of one’s duty.
2.
the avoiding of an argument, accusation, question, or the like, as by a subterfuge:
The old political boss was notorious for his practice of evasion.
3.
a means of ; subterfuge; an excuse or trick to avoid or get around something:
Her polite agreement was an evasion concealing what she really felt.
4.
physical or mental escape.
5.
an act or instance of violating the tax laws by failing or refusing to pay all or part of one’s taxes.
/ɪˈveɪʒən/
noun
1.
the act of evading or escaping, esp from a distasteful duty, responsibility, etc, by trickery, cunning, or illegal means: tax evasion
2.
trickery, cunning, or deception used to dodge a question, duty, etc; means of evading
n.

early 15c., from Middle French évasion and directly from Late Latin evasionem (nominative evasio) “a going out,” from past participle stem of Latin evadere “to escape” (see evade).

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