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[edit] English

[edit] Etymology

  • The term avoision originated in the literature of the anti-taxation movement in the U.S. in the 1970s; it was coined to get around laws against advocating or providing advice relating to tax evasion.
  • From the words avoidance and evasion, both meaning: keeping away from or preventing from happening.
    • From the Middle English word avoiden and the Latinevasionem

[edit] Pronunciation

IPA: /əˈvɔɪʒən/ SAMPA: /@"vOIZ@n/

[edit] Definition

[edit] Avoision

verb plural:avoisions
  1. stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

[edit] Usage

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  • Kent Brockman - Uses this word on-air.

[edit] Quotes

"I don't say evasion, I say avoision."

[edit] Notes

This is a reference to a William Shatner outtake where he argues with his director over "sabotage": "You say sabotage. I say sabot-age" (rhyming with the word badge).

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