an act or instance of escaping, avoiding, or shirking something: evasion of one's duty.
the avoiding of an argument, accusation, question, or the like, as by a subterfuge: The old political boss was notorious for his practice of evasion.
a means of evading; subterfuge; an excuse or trick to avoid or get around something: Her polite agreement was an evasion concealing what she really felt.
physical or mental escape.
an act or instance of violating the tax laws by failing or refusing to pay all or part of one's taxes.
- e·va·sion·al, adjective
- non·e·va·sion, noun
- pre·e·va·sion, noun
- re·e·va·sion, noun
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How to use evasion in a sentence
They basically can call the police to deal with specific issues, but similar to fare evasion issues, our experience has been that that elevates to other issues very quickly.Transportation agencies wrestle with new federal mask mandate | Luz Lazo, Lori Aratani, Justin George | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The evasion is a response to the army of bots that investors routinely deploy to catch any whiff of implicit market intelligence.A 2011 dictionary is reshaping the language of corporate reporting | Samanth Subramanian | January 24, 2021 | Quartz
In 2018, Fan Bingbing, China’s most famous movie star, reemerged after a months-long disappearance to confess to tax evasion and pay a hefty fine.Alibaba’s Jack Ma reemerges from three-month absence after clash with Beijing | Eva Dou, Lyric Li | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Board members have called for a significant change in direction to the agency’s enforcement approach after years of increased crack downs on quality of life crimes, including fare evasion.Morning Report: Council OK’d Police Wish List for Surveillance Gear | Voice of San Diego | January 14, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
In a Voice of San Diego series, Lisa Halverstadt illuminated the degree to which aggressive, draconian enforcement of transit fare evasion by San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System has impacted the lives of the people who rely on public transit.
Tax evasion carries a maximum penalty of five years, and thus it seems likely that Grimm would be covered by the provision.
Like any good suspense novelist, Shields is a master of evasion and sleight-of-hand.
Later that year, he was also tried for tax evasion, and was ultimately acquitted in both cases.
Tax evasion by our largest corporations remain a big problem.
The Chinese government detained Ai, an outspoken critic, for 81 days in 2011 on charges of tax evasion.
Perrott, who wished to hunt out rather than pardon him, watched the ports so carefully as to frustrate many attempts at evasion.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3) | Richard Bagwell
He felt sure this was a plausible evasion, and that she really was afraid to apply his test to his rival's love.
To some men, Ingas evasion would have aroused eager senses of pursuit and possession.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
As to the second article of the proclamation, the order of expulsion which it contained admitted of no evasion either.Michael Strogoff | Jules Verne
If the defendant attempt evasion or flight, the plaintiff shall take him by force.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States | James Hamilton Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for evasion
the act of evading or escaping, esp from a distasteful duty, responsibility, etc, by trickery, cunning, or illegal means: tax evasion
trickery, cunning, or deception used to dodge a question, duty, etc; means of evading
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