Prevarication Definition

prevarications
noun
prevarications
A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation.
Webster's New World Law

(now rare) Deviation from what is right or correct; transgression, perversion.

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Evasion of the truth; deceit, evasiveness.

Prevarication became the order of the day in his government while truth was a stranger in those halls.
Wiktionary

A secret abuse in the exercise of a public office.

Wiktionary

(law, historical, Ancient Rome) The collusion of an informer with the defendant, for the purpose of making a sham prosecution.

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Other Word Forms of Prevarication

Noun

Singular:
prevarication
Plural:
prevarications

Origin of Prevarication

  • 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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