Prevarication

Definition of Prevarication

Pre`var`i`ca´tion
n.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.
3.(Law) The collusion of an informer with the defendant, for the purpose of making a sham prosecution.

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