Equivocation meaning

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The use of equivocal language.
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An equivocal statement or expression.
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(logic) A logical fallacy resulting from the use of multiple meanings of a single expression.
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The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, possibly intentionally and with the aim of misleading.
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Origin of equivocation

  • c. 1380, from Old French equivocation, from Medieval Latin aequivocātiōnem, accusative singular of aequivocātiō, from aequivocō, from Late Latin aequivocus (“ambiguous, equivocal"), from Latin aequus (“equal") + vocō (“call"); a calque of Ancient Greek ὁμωνυμία (homōnumia).

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