eva·sion /i-'vā-zhən/ n1: a means of evading2: the act or an instance of evading see also tax evasion
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
ambages, artful dodge, artifice, avoidance, camouflage, chicane, chicanery, circumvention, concealment, covering up, craftiness, cunningness, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, device, disingenuousness, distortion, dodge, elusiveness, equivocation, escape by cleverness, escape by trickery, fabrication, flight, guile, knavery, latebra, maneuver, masquerade, misrepresentation, obfuscation, partial truth, perversion of the truth, pretext, prevarication, ruse, secrecy, secretiveness, secretness, sham, slyness, sophistical excuse, stealth, stealthiness, subterfuge, subtlety, tergiversatio, tergiversation, trick, underhand dealing
associated concepts: evasion of taxation, evasive contempt, evasive pleading
abstention, artifice, avoidance (evasion), color (deceptive appearance), concealment, dereliction, duplicity, falsehood, flight, loophole, nonpayment, nonperformance, pettifoggery, pretext, privacy, ruse, salvo, sophistry, story (falsehood), stratagem, subterfuge
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006