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dēclīnātiō ōnis, f

declino, a bending aside, turning away, averting : tuas petitiones parvā declinatione effugi: atomi: corporis, Cu.—Fig., a turning away, avoiding, avoidance : a malis naturā declinamus; quae declinatio, etc.: laboris. — In rhet., a slight deviation (from the direct argument): a proposito: ad amplificandum.— A rejection, qualification (of a word or phrase).

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