Etymology: c.1380, from íquus equal + vocare call; via íquivocationem (nominative íquivocatio), from íquivocus an audibly identical sound; and equivocation
- a logical fallacy resulting from the use of multiple meanings of a single expression
- the use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, possibly intentionally and with the aim of misleading
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