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Meaning of TERGIVERSATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of abandoning a party or cause
  2. [n]  falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
 

TERGIVERSATION is a 14 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: apostasy, equivocation
 
 See Also: abandonment, desertion, falsification, forsaking, misrepresentaation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ter`gi*ver*sa"tion\, n. [L. tergiversario: cf.
F. tergiversation.]
1. The act of tergiversating; a shifting; shift; subterfuge;
   evasion.

         Writing is to be preferred before verbal
         conferences, as being freer from passions and
         tergiversations.                      --Abp.
                                               Bramhall.

2. Fickleness of conduct; inconstancy; change.

         The colonel, after all his tergiversations, lost his
         life in the king's service.           --Clarendon.

 

 

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