- the act of avoiding, or shunning something
- Law the act of making void; annulment
The definition of avoidance is the process of staying away from something or someone.
Not answering the phone is an example of the avoidance of someone.
- The act of shunning or avoiding.
- Law An annulment.
(usually uncountable, plural avoidances)
- The act of annulling; annulment.
- The act of becoming vacant, or the state of being vacant; – specifically used for the state of a benefice becoming void by the death, deprivation, or resignation of the incumbent.
- A dismissing or a quitting; removal; withdrawal.
- The act of avoiding or shunning; keeping clear of.
- Any thing that is to be avoided
- The courts by which anything is carried off.
From Middle English
avoidance - Legal Definition
- The act of keeping away from, escaping, evading, or preventing.
- Same as confession and avoidance.
- Same as tax avoidance.
- Same as voidance .
- You are very skilled at avoidance, you know.
- In marriage no avoidance of similarity of name is required.
- (1) In the first place, common sense suggests the avoidance, in malarious countries, of unhealthy situations, and particularly the neighbourhood of stagnant water.
- Thus while in the one case homogeneity of language within state boundaries seems to be one of the conditions making for peace, the avoidance of interference with a well-marked homogeneous area like Finland would seem to contribute equally to the same end.
- The principles of company investments are fully applicable: the creation of sinking-funds, the fixing the term of each loan to the time at which the return from its employment ceases, and the avoidance of the formation of fictitious capital, become guiding rules from this part of finance, and indicate the connexion with what the commercial world calls " financial operations."