abscond


abscond
/abskond/
To go in a clandestine manner out of the jurisdiction of the courts, or to lie concealed, in order to avoid their process. To hide, conceal, or absent oneself clandestinely, with the intent to avoid legal process.
Postponing limitations. Keck v. Pickens, 207 Ark. 757, 182 S.W.2d 873, 875.
Fleeing from arresting or prosecuting officers of the state.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • abscond — ab·scond /ab skänd, əb / vi: to depart secretly: withdraw and hide oneself; specif: to evade the legal process of a court by hiding within or secretly leaving its jurisdiction abscond ed with the funds abscond from New York abscond to Canada… …   Law dictionary

  • Abscond — Ab*scond , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Absconded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Absconding}.] [L. abscondere to hide; ab, abs + condere to lay up; con + d[a^]re (only in comp.) to put. Cf. {Do}.] 1. To hide, withdraw, or be concealed. [1913 Webster] The marmot… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abscond — Ab*scond , v. t. To hide; to conceal. [Obs.] Bentley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abscond — (v.) 1560s, from M.Fr. abscondre and directly from L. abscondere to hide, conceal, put out of sight, from ab(s) away (see AB (Cf. ab )) + condere put together, store, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + dere …   Etymology dictionary

  • abscond — decamp, flee, fly, *escape Analogous words: depart, leave, quit, *go Antonyms: give (oneself) up Contrasted words: stay, wait, remain, abide: confess, *acknowledge …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • abscond — [v] run away, depart secretly beat it*, bolt*, break, clear out*, cut and run*, decamp, disappear, dog it*, duck out, escape, fade*, flee, fly the coop*, get, go AWOL*, go south*, hightail*, jump*, leave, make a break*, make off, make scarce*,… …   New thesaurus

  • abscond — ► VERB ▪ leave hurriedly and secretly to escape from custody or avoid arrest. DERIVATIVES absconder noun. ORIGIN Latin abscondere hide …   English terms dictionary

  • abscond — [ab skänd′, əbskänd′] vi. [L abscondere < ab(s) , from, away + condere, to hide: see RECONDITE] to go away hastily and secretly; run away and hide, esp. in order to escape the law absconder n …   English World dictionary

  • abscond — ab|scond [əbˈskɔnd, æb US æbˈska:nd] v [i]formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: abscondere, from abs away + condere to hide ] 1.) to escape from a place where you are being kept abscond from ▪ The boy absconded from a children s home. 2.) to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • abscond — UK [əbˈskɒnd] / US [əbˈskɑnd] verb [intransitive] Word forms abscond : present tense I/you/we/they abscond he/she/it absconds present participle absconding past tense absconded past participle absconded formal 1) to escape from a place where you… …   English dictionary

  • abscond — verb /əbˈskɒnd,əbˈskɑnd/ a) To hide; to withdraw; to be concealed : ... that very homesickness which, in regular armies, drives so many recruits to abscond at the risk of stripes and of death. b) To depart secretly; to steal away, particularly to …   Wiktionary


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