Obliquation Ob`li*qua"tion, n. [L. obliquatio, fr. obliquare to turn obliquely. See {Oblique}.] 1. The act of becoming oblique; a turning to one side; obliquity; as, the obliquation of the eyes. [R.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. Deviation from moral rectitude. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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