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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: évasion, from Latin evasio, from evadere; EVADE


1 [uncountable] when you deliberately avoid doing something that you should do, or paying an amount of money that you should pay [↪ evade]:
He is in prison for tax evasion.
evasion of
She accused him of evasion of his responsibilities.
2 [uncountable and countable] when you deliberately avoid talking about something or answering a question [↪ evade]:
I'm tired of his lies and evasions.

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