avoidance

[ uh-void-ns ]
/ əˈvɔɪd ns /

noun

the act of avoiding or keeping away from: the avoidance of scandal; the avoidance of one's neighbors.
Law. a making void; annulment.

Origin of avoidance

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French; see avoid, -ance
Related formsnon·a·void·ance, noun
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avoidance

/ (əˈvɔɪdəns) /

noun

the act of keeping away from or preventing from happening
law
  1. the act of annulling or making void
  2. the countering of an opponent's plea with fresh evidence
ecclesiastical law the state of a benefice having no incumbent

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