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Definition of prevarication (Meaning of prevarication)
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Prevarication Pre*var`i*ca"tion, n. [L. praevaricatio: cf. F.
	     pr['e]varication.]
	     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.
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	              The august tribunal of the skies, where no
	              prevarication shall avail.            --Cowper.
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	     2. A secret abuse in the exercise of a public office.
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	     3. (Law)
	        (a) (Roman Law) The collusion of an informer with the
	            defendant, for the purpose of making a sham
	            prosecution.
	        (b) (Common Law) A false or deceitful seeming to undertake
	            a thing for the purpose of defeating or destroying it.
	            --Cowell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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