Definition of prevarication(Meaning of prevarication)
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Prevarication Pre*var`i*ca"tion, n. [L. praevaricatio: cf. F.
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.
(a) (Roman Law) The collusion of an informer with the
defendant, for the purpose of making a sham
(b) (Common Law) A false or deceitful seeming to undertake
a thing for the purpose of defeating or destroying it.
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44