|n.||1.||The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.|
|Noun||1.||evasion - a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth|
|2.||evasion - the deliberate act of failing to pay money; "his evasion of all his creditors"; "he was indicted for nonpayment"|
|3.||evasion - nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"|
|4.||evasion - the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver|
EVASION. A subtle device to set aside the truth, or escape the punishment of
the law; as if a man should tempt another to strike him first, in order that
he might have an opportunity of returning the blow with impunity. He is
nevertheless punishable, because he becomes himself the aggressor in such a
case. Wishard, 1 H. P. C. 81 Hawk. P. C. c. 31, Sec. 24, 25; Bac. Ab.
2. An escape from custody.