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AVOIDANCE (from "avoid," properly to make empty or void, in
current usage, to keep away from, to shun; the word "avoid" is adapted
from the O. Fr. esvuidier or évider, to empty out,
voide, modern vide, empty, connected with Lat.
vacuus), the action of making empty, void or null, hence, in law,
invalidation, annulment (see Confession and
Avoidance); also the becoming void or vacant, hence in
ecclesiastical law a term signifying the vacancy of a benefice—that
it is void of an incumbent. In general use, the word means the
action of keeping away from anything, shunning or avoiding.
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