Definition of EVASION


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, 24, 25, Bac. Ab.
Fraud, A.

2. An escape from custody.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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