Prevarication means a lie, a deceitful or dishonest behavior or an act to intentionally mislead. The term is mostly used in concealing a crime. Prevarication is also used to show collusion between a complainant and an accused to secure an acquittal. This shows an unfaithful conduct. The collusion between parties to a case will lead to a sham prosecution. Prevarication also refers to a false or deceitful scheme to undertake a thing for the purpose of defeating or destroying it.