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PREVARICATION. Praevaricatio, civil law. The acting with unfaithfulness and want of probity. The term is applied principally to the act of concealing a crime. Dig. 47, 15, 6.

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I can understand his dilemma, if he chooses the first option he will lose some seats in the Assembly elections, if the second, he will lose even more seats, but if he continues to prevaricate, he will lose the right to be regarded as a serious politician.
The Irish Government continue to prevaricate over the money and entitlements they owe to the Richardson's workers here in Belfast.
Almost certainly any inspection by UN investigators will be blocked at every turn and while appeasers prevaricate America will fight and win the war against Iraq.
However, Mr Blair continued to prevaricate over whether he would recall Parliament, leaving himself open to accusations of arrogance and aloofness.
Mandy's infection with gonorrhoea is incontrovertible evidence that he's been unfaithful to her and to prevaricate is very stupid.
Labour will bleed support so long as it prevaricates on Brexit, while the vast majority of members are solidly Remain.
They want to work with the United Nations to give peace a chance yet the UN appears a hopeless, toothless organisation which prevaricates and hesitates.
Betting on Bashar's Expire Date; Russia Prevaricates; National Coalition Struggles The Russianshave said that the rebels may win, but that does not signify that they will roll over on Bashar.
Major issues cannot be put on hold while the PM prevaricates, and we need to see all our politicians being able to act decisively on the big questions of the day - not just act up for the cameras.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn prevaricates, trying to cause as much trouble as possible, one reason his ratings have fallen so low.
Abella, obviously as his job demands, now prevaricates and sugarcoats everything to make his boss look less flippant, if not downright daft.