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(law) an answer by a defendant that fails to admit or deny the allegations set forth in the complaint

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Obviously the work of Jackie, the bloody hit not only must be immediately accepted by the gang, but covered for; the evasive answer all the men give to investigator Hanolon (Martin Sheen) whenever there's a crime in their vicinity is, "I was in the bathroom.
Some Physician executives have adopted the philosophy that they are required to "dance" or give an evasive answer.
This could be just a completely evasive answer," she said.
Nowadays, tune in on any Wednesday noon to PM's Question Time, or should that be more accurately, PM's evasive answer time, and you witness row upon row of grey-haired old men, some of whom would be more at home in a funeral parlour.
Above and beyond that evasive answer, I can honestly say I can't remember.
Production chief Disera, who seems congenitally incapable of an evasive answer, freely acknowledges it has not been an easy move.
The evasive answer was "we don't comment on individual cases", even though we didn't ask for details of individual cases.
I tried to find out how many of the beautiful mature trees in this avenue were to be ripped up to accommodate the tramway,but got only an evasive answer.
I was given an evasive answer but later in the secretary's tent I overheard the steward boasting to his colleagues that he had backed the winner at long odds.
In fact I wrote to him last May but got an evasive answer.
It's difficult to answer questions like that," was his evasive answer.
Both of us will make the final decision and I don't think that's an evasive answer.
A GOOD cop like DI Jardine of Taggart wouldn't have been happy with his alter ego, actor James Macpherson's evasive answer about his first sexual experience when quizzed by the Record last week.
An evasive answer, true, but one that takes away the rebuke or stinging condemnation of them.