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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Prevarication(0.01076 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Prevarication.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth [syn: lie]
2: intentionally vague or ambiguous [syn: equivocation, evasiveness]
3: the deliberate act of deviating from the truth [syn: lying,
English → English (gcide)
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.