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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. Fraud, A.
     2. An escape from custody.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In a note to commercial banks, the apex bank said that they need to check whether their customers are innocent of tax evasion. Suspicious clients can be refused an account, the bank said.
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Summary: Bank Audi said Wednesday that the Lebanese authorities can close the country's fiscal gap if they combat tax evasion, which the bank estimated at $5 billion.
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