Avoidance

Definition of Avoidance

A`void´ance
n.1.The act of annulling; annulment.
2.The act of becoming vacant, or the state of being vacant; - specifically used for the state of a benefice becoming void by the death, deprivation, or resignation of the incumbent.
Wolsey, . . . on every avoidance of St. Peter's chair, was sitting down therein, when suddenly some one or other clapped in before him.
- Fuller.
3.A dismissing or a quitting; removal; withdrawal.
4.The act of avoiding or shunning; keeping clear of.
5.The courts by which anything is carried off.
Avoidances and drainings of water.
- Bacon.

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