prevaricator

[pri-var-i-key-ter]
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Origin of prevaricator

1535–45; < Latin praevāricātor; see prevaricate, -tor
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Word Origin and History for prevaricator
n.

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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