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Origin of equivocation
Examples from the Web for equivocation
But diplomatic ambiguity that translates into equivocation and weakness is not helpful at all.
The equivocation leads Weisberg to shift the meaning of flexibility.
Romney was so proud of his pro-choice pedigree that he even tweaked his Senate opponent, Democrat Ted Kennedy, for equivocation.
Yeah, yeah, Chris said; or something like that—not buying my equivocation and pressing on with the subjunctive.
There is besides these, the doctrine of equivocation, which is a favorite shaft against the Society.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
But this is no equivocation, it is evidence there, that subordinate laws exist and nothing more.
Falsehoods were easily invented, and might lead her far away from my true condition; but I was wholly unused to equivocation.Arthur Mervyn|Charles Brockden Brown
And when Lady Helen herself encouraged the boy in his disobedience, and showed him an example of equivocation, what could be said?Home Influence|Grace Aguilar
He had a keen sense of the difficulty with which a debtor escapes subterfuge and equivocation—forms, slightly disguised, of lying.
late 14c., "the fallacy of using a word in different senses at different stages of the reasoning" (a loan-translation of Greek homonymia, literally "having the same name"), from Old French equivocation, from Late Latin aequivocationem (nominative aequivocatio), from aequivocus "of identical sound," past participle of aequivocare, from aequus "equal" (see equal (adj.)) + vocare "to call" (see voice (n.)).