Ter`gi*ver*sa"tion (?), n. [L. tergiversario: cf. F. tergiversation.]
The act of tergiversating; a shifting; shift; subterfuge; evasion.
Writing is to be preferred before verbal conferences, as being freer from passions and tergiversations.
Fickleness of conduct; inconstancy; change.
The colonel, after all his tergiversations, lost his life in the king's service.
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