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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of prevaricate; one who prevaricates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who prevaricates.
  • n. A sham dealer; one who colludes with a defendant in a sham prosecution.
  • n. One who betrays or abuses a trust.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who prevaricates; a shuffier; a quibbler.
  • n. One who acts with unfaithfulness and want of probity; one who abuses a trust.
  • n. Formerly, at the University of Cambridge, England, the opponent of the inceptor at commencement. He delivered a prefatory oration, freely satirizing prominent individuals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly

Etymologies

to prevaricate + -or or Latin praevaricator: compare French prévaricateur. (Wiktionary)

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