a person who speaks falsely; liar.
a person who speaks so as to avoid the precise truth; quibbler; equivocator.

Origin of prevaricator

1535–45; < Latin praevāricātor; see prevaricate, -tor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for prevaricator

c.1400, from Old French prevaricator and directly from Latin praevaricator "sham accuser; unfaithful advocate," agent noun from past participle stem of praevaricari (see prevaricate).

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