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Definition of "evasion" []

  • The act or an instance of evading. (noun)
  • A means of evading; a subterfuge. (noun)
  • The act of evading or escaping, esp from a distasteful duty, responsibility, etc, by trickery, cunning, or illegal means (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Trickery, cunning, or deception used to dodge a question, duty, etc; means of evading (noun)

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Use "evasion" in a sentence
  • "Tax evasion is totally unacceptable at a time like this."
  • "The development, which follows a long-running campaign backed by the Guardian to clamp down on tax evasion, is expected to raise £1bn in extra revenues."
  • "• Section 7201 – felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to fiveyears."