|Origin:||, past participle of circumvenire 'to come around', from circum- ( CIRCUM-) + venire 'to come'|
cir‧cum‧vent [transitive] formal
to avoid a problem or rule that restricts you, especially in a clever or dishonest way - used to show disapproval:
The company opened an account abroad, in order to circumvent the tax laws.
to avoid something by changing the direction in which you are travelling:
We went north in order to circumvent the mountains.
—circumvention noun [uncountable]