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Quibble

Quib´ble
n.1.A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil.
2.A pun; a low conceit.
v. i.1.To evade the point in question by artifice, play upon words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or discourse; to equivocate.
[imp. & p. p. Quibbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Quibbling .]
2.To pun; to practice punning.
Noun1.quibble - an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
Synonyms: cavil, quiddity
Verb1.quibble - evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
2.quibble - argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"

QUIBBLE. A slight difficulty raised without necessity or propriety; a cavil.
     2. No justly eminent member of the bar will resort to a quibble in his argument. It is contrary to his oath, which is to be true to the court as well as to the client; and bad policy because by resorting to it, he will lose his character as a man of probity.

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