|Origin:||évasion, from Latin evasio, from evadere; EVADE|
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.
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.