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Avoidance


AVOID'ANCE, noun

1. The act of avoiding, or shunning.

2. The act of vacating, or the state of being vacant. It is appropriately used for the state of a benefice becoming void, by the death, deprivation, or resignation of the incumbent.

3. The act of annulling.

4. The course by which any thing is carried off.