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EVASION. A subtle device to set aside the truth, or escape the punishment of
the law; as if a man should tempt another to strike him first, in order that
he might have an opportunity of returning the blow with impunity. He is
nevertheless punishable, because he becomes himself the aggressor in such a
case. Wishard, 1 H. P. C. 81 Hawk. P. C. c. 31, Sec. 24, 25; Bac. Ab.
2. An escape from custody.