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A condition in which a subject can safely and believeably deny knowledge of any particular truth that may exist because the subject is deliberately made unaware of said truth so as to benefit or shield the subject from any responsibility associated through the knowledge of such truth.
The CIA black ops division undertakes dangerous and usually what would be considered illegal missions that are not officially sanctioned by the US administration so that the administration, which usually benefits from such missions, can safely dissavow any knowledge of them in the event of their publically uncovered success or failure. The administration is in the position of plausible deniability towards the CIA's actions.
by sugarbumlover October 17, 2005
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The idea that you can safely deny guilt or lie because no one can prove you did it.
Mike: How did you not get kicked out for taking a shit in the sink in the faculty bathroom?

Joe: Easy. There was no one in there, so no witnesses, and it's illegal to have cameras in a public restroom. Classic plausible deniability.
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When it is acceptable for a party to lie about what they did because the truth would hurt too much and cause many problems.
by Kung-Fu Jesus April 16, 2004
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