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praevārĭcātĭo , ōnis, f. praevaricor,
I.a stepping out of the line of duty, a violation of duty; esp. of an advocate who has a secret understanding with the opposite party, the making of a sham accusation or defence, collusion, prevarication (class.), Cic. Part. 36, 124: “de praevaricatione absolutus,id. Q. Fr. 2, 16, 3: praevaricatio est, transire dicenda; “praevaricatio etiam, cursim et breviter attingere, quae sint inculcanda, infigenda, repetenda,Plin. Ep. 1, 20, 2: “praevaricationis crimine corruere,id. ib. 3, 9, 34: “praevaricationis damnatus,id. ib.
II. Transgression, deviation from duty or law (eccl. Lat.): “ubi enim non est lex, nec praevaricatio,Vulg. Rom. 4, 15: “in redemptionem earum praevaricationum,id. Heb. 9, 15.
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