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circumvent

  
  ( circumvents    3rd person present)   ( circumventing    present participle)   ( circumvented    past tense & past participle  ) If someone circumvents a rule or restriction, they avoid having to obey the rule or restriction, in a clever and perhaps dishonest way.  
FORMAL      verb   (=get round)  
Military planners tried to circumvent the treaty.      V n  
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n.
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
n.
leaked documents from a law firm managing offshore companies in Panama and involving famous people
[Pol.] The Panama Papers are leaked documents that detail financial and attorney–client information for more than 214,488 offshore entities. They belonged to Mossack Fonseca.
n.
law of evolution, only the fittest survive, the ones that can adapt
exp.
state securities laws
n.
message containing legal threats (often grounded on fictive laws) sent on the purpose of intimidating the receiver
formed of "cartoon" and "attorney"
n.
relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal statements or laws
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