Legal Definition and Related Resources of Avoid

Meaning of Avoid

Make void; cancel . To escape or to evade .

Synonyms of Avoid

(Cancel), verb

  • annul
  • defeat
  • destroy the efficacy of
  • invalidate
  • make inoperative
  • make of no effect
  • make void
  • make wholly without effect
  • refute
  • vacate
  • void

(Evade), verb

  • abstain from
  • avert
  • balk at
  • decline
  • depart from
  • dodge
  • elude
  • escape
  • eschew
  • flee from
  • forbear
  • forsake
  • have nothing to do with
  • hold back
  • keep at a distance from
  • keep away from
  • keep clear of
  • make off
  • part company
  • refrain from
  • retreat
  • shun
  • shy away from
  • vitare

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Avoid in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Abscond, Arbitration, Bill Of Particulars, Chirograph, Confession And Avoidance, Defamation, Ending Balance Method, Flight, Insurance, Irresistible Impulse, Keeping House, Last Chance, Last Clear Chance, Mischief, Notice, Pre-emption, Reply, Rescind.

Avoid in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims

M. Eng. avoiden, to make empty, put out of the way. To cause to be or become empty; to render useless or void; to make inoperative or of no effect; to nullify. As oppossed to: affirm, confirm.

Note: This legal definition of Avoid in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.

Avoid in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of avoid.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

English Legal System: Avoid

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Avoid :

To set aside a *voidable contract.



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