tergiversation

Primary Meanings of tergiversation

1.
n
falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
2.
n
the act of abandoning a party for cause
Full Definitions of tergiversation
1

n falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language

Synonyms:
equivocation
Type of:
falsification, misrepresentation
a willful perversion of facts
2

n the act of abandoning a party for cause

Synonyms:
apostasy
Type of:
abandonment, desertion, forsaking
the act of giving something up

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