Prevaricator Pre*var"i*ca`tor, n. [L. praevaricator: cf. F. pr['e]varicateur.] 1. One who prevaricates. [1913 Webster]

2. (Roman Law) A sham dealer; one who colludes with a defendant in a sham prosecution. [1913 Webster]

3. One who betrays or abuses a trust. --Prynne. [1913 Webster]

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  • prevaricator — c.1400, from L. praevaricator, agent noun from praevaricari (see PREVARICATE (Cf. prevaricate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prevaricator — prevaricate ► VERB ▪ avoid giving a direct answer when asked a question. DERIVATIVES prevarication noun prevaricator noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «transgress»: from Latin praevaricari walk crookedly, deviate …   English terms dictionary

  • prevaricator — noun see prevaricate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prevaricator — /pri var i kay teuhr/, n. 1. a person who speaks falsely; liar. 2. a person who speaks so as to avoid the precise truth; quibbler; equivocator. [1535 45; < L praevaricator; see PREVARICATE, TOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • prevaricator — noun Agent noun of prevaricate; one who prevaricates …   Wiktionary

  • prevaricator — Synonyms and related words: Ananias, Baron Munchausen, Father of Lies, Satan, Sir John Mandeville, captious critic, caviler, consummate liar, dirty liar, equivocator, fabricator, fabulist, false witness, falsifier, fibber, fibster, habitual liar …   Moby Thesaurus

  • prevaricator — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. perjurer, hypocrite, deceiver; see liar . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One who tells lies: fabricator, fabulist, falsifier, fibber, liar. Informal: storyteller. Law: perjurer. See TRUE …   English dictionary for students

  • prevaricator — pre var·i·ca·tor || prɪ værɪkeɪtÉ™(r) n. one who misleads, deceiver; liar, one who makes false statements …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prevaricator — n 1. liar, fibber, storyteller, taleteller, falsifier, fabricator; dodger, equivocator, shuffler, evader, bluffer, bluff, fake, hypocrite; dissembler, sophist, casuist, quibbler, canter; deceiver, beguiler. seducer. 2. humbug, cheat, cozener,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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