circuitous action

circuitous action
index indirection (indirect action)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • circuitous — I adjective ambagious, anfractuous, anguilliform, anguine, circumfluent, circumambulating, circumfluous, circumlocutory, complicated, contorted, convoluted, convolution, crooked, curved, deviating, deviatory, devious, digressive, discursive, eel… …   Law dictionary

  • circuitous route — index detour, indirection (indirect action) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • circuitous — adjective Etymology: perhaps from Medieval Latin circuitosus, from Latin circuitus Date: 1664 1. having a circular or winding course < a circuitous route > 2. not being forthright or direct in language or action < a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • circuitous — cir·cu·i·tous || sÉ™ kjuːɪtÉ™s adj. indirect (action or language); roundabout, winding, not direct …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Direct action — Direct Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indirection — I (deceitfulness) noun concealment of truth, cozenage, craft, craftiness, cunning, deceit, deception, deviousness, dishonesty, disingenuity, disingenuousness, dissimulation, duplicity, falsehood, falseness, fraud, fraudulency, guile, hypocrisy,… …   Law dictionary

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  • indirect — indirect, circuitous, roundabout are comparable when applied to ways, routes, or means with the meaning not leading by a straight path to a destination or goal. Indirect basically implies departure from the straight and short line between two… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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