What does the word equivocation mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: noun

  • The act of equivocating.

Usage examples for equivocation

  1. Unless some way be found to read these books without equivocation, they will gradually cease to be used in home instruction, and the coming generations will grow up without their holy influence. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  2. " Equivocation will not serve you in this case, sir," said the queen, with an austere dignity. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  3. When our ministers sought to obtain redress, the Mexican government was reluctant to undertake the investigation of the subject; and, when it did so, continually encountered delay and equivocation on the part of the local authorities. – History of the War Between Mexico and the United States, with a Preliminary View of its Origin, Volume 1 by Brantz Mayer