deniability


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de·ni·a·ble

 (dĭ-nī′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Possible to contradict or declare untrue: deniable accusations.
2. Being such that plausible disavowal or disclaimer is possible: "Covert action was deniable; a Pentagon program would not be" (Bob Woodward).

de·ni′a·bil′i·ty n.
de·ni′a·bly adv.

deniability

(dɪˌnaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n
the condition of being deniable
Translations

deniability

n (esp US Pol) → Möglichkeit fzu leugnen or alles abzustreiten; a way of preserving deniabilityeine Möglichkeit, ein Hintertürchen offenzulassen
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However, unlike the Ayub era's clearly defined government orders, there was none of the deniability of today, when TV channels can be taken off air without anyone apparently knowing who gave the orders.
But with some world leaders turning the truth into a new political battleground - giving rise to sinister concepts like "implausible deniability" and "alternative facts" - it is absolutely vital that their opponents ensure they base their opinions on hard evidence.
'Whether it is plausible deniability or abuse, the grim reality is, when the beast of conflict roars, legal regimes fall silent,' Ambassador Lodhi told the Security Council.
'Whether it is plausible deniability or abuse, the grim reality is that when the beast of conflict roars, legal regimes fall silent,' said Lodhi.
One of the key goals of CA is the plausibility of deniability. If or when a CA is uncovered, who carried out, and who authorized it should never be attributed to the President.
These groups offer the aggressor state deniability and keep their war cost low while stretching out the opposing forces and forcing them to incur heavy deployment and equipment costs.
His only self-limitation, apparently, is plausible deniability -- a moral framework that seems to be based on old episodes of "The Sopranos." This is narcissism that has slipped its leash, roaming wherever it wishes across the wide world, and in our heads.
Dr Muhammad Riaz Shad, National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad, said fighting through proxies used to give states an opportunity of deniability.
But you'll still maintain 'plausible deniability,' says Robby Stein, product lead at Instagram, as most people will simply assume you haven't posted anything to your close friends group.
What rulers crave most is deniability. But with the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by his own government, the poisoning of former Russian spies living in the United Kingdom, and whispers that the head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, may have been executed in China, the curtain has been slipping more than usual of late.
Ambassador Lodhi said the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has served as a catalyst for progress, and yet, egregious and systematic rights violations take place every day, with plausible deniability becoming the new norm.
Not having this on the official media outlets gives the regime plausible deniability.