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Noun1.abscondment - the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)abscondment - the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)
defection, desertion, abandonment - withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
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Canon Thomas said: "The news of Richard Dennick's abscondment brought back a lot of pain, and reminded many of us of the sad, brutal event of Canon Alun Jones' killing.
Her abscondment prompted a large-scale search and she was returned to custody two days later after being found at a nearby Premier Inn Hotel.
The high abscondment rates and length of stay extending beyond the prescribed 72-hour assessment period at this facility highlight the issue of infrastructure and resource constraints, albeit at this facility alone.
Various problems for Ethiopian maids, including physical abuse and non- payment of salaries by employers, as well as abscondment, led to the Ethiopian government banning its nationals from applying for domestic-job work permits in the UAE last July.
During his years at large Bonomolo never lost contact with his family; indeed he used relatives to wire money and communicate with his gang's members during his abscondment.