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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Wolsey,  .  .  .  on  every  avoidance  of  St  Peter's 
  chair,  was  sitting  down  therein,  when  suddenly  some 
  one  or  other  clapped  in  before  him  --Fuller. 
 
  3.  A  dismissing  or  a  quitting;  removal;  withdrawal. 
 
  4.  The  act  of  avoiding  or  shunning;  keeping  clear  of  ``The 
  avoidance  of  pain.''  --Beattie. 
 
  5.  The  courts  by  which  anything  is  carried  off 
 
  Avoidances  and  drainings  of  water.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  avoidance 
  n  :  deliberately  avoiding  [syn:  {turning  away},  {shunning},  {dodging}] 




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