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(now rare) Deviation from what is right or correct; transgression, perversion.
Evasion of the truth; deceit, evasiveness.
A secret abuse in the exercise of a public office.
(law, historical, Ancient Rome) The collusion of an informer with the defendant, for the purpose of making a sham prosecution.
From Anglo-Norman prevaricaciun, Middle French prevarication, and their source, Latin praevaricatio (“collusion with an opponent; transgression; deceit"), from the stem of praevaricari.
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