a|void|ance

a|void|ance
a|void|ance «uh VOY duhns», noun.
1. the act of avoiding; keeping away from: »

Her avoidance of old friends caused her to be lonely.

2. Law. the act of making void; invalidation; annulment.
3. a becoming or being vacant: »

The avoidance of the office…by death (Sir William Henry Beveridge).

4. Obsolete. an emptying out.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • void|ance — «VOY duhns», noun. 1. the act or process of emptying out the contents of something. 2. the act of making legally void; invalidation; annulment. 3. a) removal from a benefice. b) a vacancy, especially of an ecclesiastical office …   Useful english dictionary

  • ance — an·noy·ance; ap·pear·ance; ap·pend·ance; ap·pli·ance; ap·prov·ance; ar·riv·ance; as·cend·ance; as·sist·ance; as·sur·ance; at·tend·ance; at·tract·ance; cha·toy·ance; clair·voy·ance; clear·ance; com·pear·ance; com·pli·ance; con·don·ance;… …   English syllables

  • void — bo·void; con·fer·void; cor·void; ne·void; void·able; void·ance; void·ed; void·ee; void; void·er; void·ness; cer·void; nae·void; void·able·ness; …   English syllables

  • voidance — void·ance …   English syllables

  • voidance — void•ance [[t]ˈvɔɪd ns[/t]] n. 1) the act of voiding 2) law annulment, as of a contract 3) law rel vacancy, as of a benefice • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME, aph. var. of avoidance …   From formal English to slang

  • avoid — a•void [[t]əˈvɔɪd[/t]] v. t. 1) to keep away from; keep clear of; shun: to avoid a person[/ex] 2) to prevent from happening: to avoid falling[/ex] 3) law Law. to make void or of no effect; invalidate; annul • Etymology: 1250–30; ME < AF… …   From formal English to slang

  • Avoidance — A*void ance, n. 1. The act of annulling; annulment. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of becoming vacant, or the state of being vacant; specifically used for the state of a benefice becoming void by the death, deprivation, or resignation of the incumbent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Voidance — Void ance, n. 1. The act of voiding, emptying, ejecting, or evacuating. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) A ejection from a benefice. [1913 Webster] 3. The state of being void; vacancy, as of a benefice which is without an incumbent. [1913 Webster] 4.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avoidance — a|void|ance [əˈvɔıdəns] n [U] the act of avoiding someone or something avoidance of ▪ the avoidance of issues such as domestic violence ▪ a tax avoidance scheme (=legal way of not paying tax) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • avoidance — a|void|ance [ ə vɔıdəns ] noun uncount the practice or policy of avoiding someone or something: the avoidance of open confrontation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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