Circumvention
Circumvention Cir`cum*ven"tion, n. [L. circumventio.] The act of prevailing over another by arts, address, or fraud; deception; fraud; imposture; delusion. [1913 Webster]

A school in which he learns sly circumvention. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


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  • Circumvention — Circumvention, Umgehung, Ueberlistung; Circumversion, Umdrehung, Circumvolution, Umwickelung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • circumvention — index artifice, deception, device (contrivance), evasion, false pretense, hoax, knavery, maneuver …   Law dictionary

  • circumvention — (n.) early 15c., from L. circumventionem (nom. circumventio), noun of action from pp. stem of circumvenire (see CIRCUMVENT (Cf. circumvent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • circumvention — noun a) The act of evading by going around (bypassing). A school in which he learns sly circumvention. . b) The act of prevailing over another by arts, address, or fraud; deception; fraud; imposture; delusion …   Wiktionary

  • circumvention — circumvent ► VERB ▪ find a way around (an obstacle). DERIVATIVES circumvention noun. ORIGIN Latin circumvenire skirt around …   English terms dictionary

  • circumvention — noun see circumvent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • circumvention — See circumventer. * * * …   Universalium

  • circumvention — Synonyms and related words: avoidance, avoiding reaction, bamboozlement, befooling, bluffing, buck passing, calculated deception, conning, deceiving, deception, deceptiveness, defense mechanism, defrauding, delusion, delusiveness, dodge, duck,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • circumvention — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act, an instance, or a means of avoiding: avoidance, bypass, escape, evasion. See SEEK …   English dictionary for students

  • circumvention — cir·cum ven·tion || ‚sÉœr venʃn/‚sɜːkÉ™m n. evasion, side stepping, dodging, going around …   English contemporary dictionary

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