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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.
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.
Noun1.Avoidanceavoidance - deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening

AVOIDANCE, eccl. law. It is when a benefice becomes vacant for want of an incumbent; and, in this sense, it is opposed to plenarty. Avoidances are in fact, as by the death of the incumbent or in law.

AVOIDANCE, pleading. The introduction of new or special matter, which, admitting the premises of the opposite party, avoids or repels his conclusions. Gould on Pl. c. 1 Sec. 24, 42.

Encratism, Friday, Lenten fare, Pythagoreanism, Pythagorism, Rechabitism, Shakerism, Spartan fare, Stoicism, abstainment, abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence, asceticism, banyan day, celibacy, chastity, continence, cringe, dodge, duck, elusion, eschewal, evasion, fallback, fast, fish day, flinch, fruitarianism, gymnosophy, nephalism, plain living, pullback, pullout, recoil, refraining, refrainment, retreat, runaround, sexual abstinence, shunning, shy, sidestep, sidestepping, simple diet, spare diet, teetotalism, the pledge, total abstinence, vegetarianism, wince
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