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Prevarication

Pre`var`i`ca´tion
n.1.The act of prevaricating, shuffling, or quibbling, to evade the truth or the disclosure of truth; a deviation from the truth and fair dealing.
The august tribunal of the skies, where no prevarication shall avail.
- Cowper.
2.A secret abuse in the exercise of a public office.
3.(Law) The collusion of an informer with the defendant, for the purpose of making a sham prosecution.
Noun1.Prevaricationprevarication - a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
Synonyms: lie
2.prevarication - intentionally vague or ambiguous
3.prevarication - the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
Synonyms: lying, fabrication

PREVARICATION. Praevaricatio, civil law. The acting with unfaithfulness and want of probity. The term is applied principally to the act of concealing a crime. Dig. 47, 15, 6.

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