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intr.v. ab·scond·ed, ab·scond·ing, ab·sconds
To leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution.

[Latin abscondere, to hide : abs-, ab-, away; see ab-1 + condere, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

ab·scond′er n.
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Noun1.absconder - a fugitive who runs away and hides to avoid arrest or prosecutionabsconder - a fugitive who runs away and hides to avoid arrest or prosecution
alien absconder - a fugitive remaining in the United States after an immigration judge has ordered them deported; "the government has categorized more than 320,000 foreigners as alien absconders"
fugitive from justice, fugitive - someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
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[əbˈskɒndəʳ] N (from prison) → fugitivo/a m/f, evadido/a m/f
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nFlüchtige(r) mf; (= child)Ausreißer(in) m(f) (inf)
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SARGODHA -- :Police have arrested an absconder wanted in a murder case from Abu Dhabi with the help of Interpol.
My employer is ready to withdraw the absconder complaint if I don't claim end of service benefits and my commission.
Rawalpindi -- A court of law on Saturday declared a US citizen of Pakistani origin as an absconder in the forgery and fraud case for failing to appear before it after repeated summons.
Amidst shadow-boxing between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over fugitive Vijay Mallya's claim that he left India after meeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "Before leaving the country, 'bhagoda' (absconder) Vijay Mallya was seen with Arun Jaitley.
PESHAWAR -- National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa arrested absconder Muhammad Arif in assets beyond known sources of income case.
The PPP senator noted that a special court had declared Musharraf an absconder in May 2016.
The 33-year-old Emirati woman student and the 37-year-old Palestinian banker were said to have collaborated with the absconder in forging a salary certificate and a salary transfer certificate of the Interior Ministry, passport copy and other papers in May 2014.
According to Kashmore police spokesman, SHO Gheehalpur Meer Baig and his team during patrolling near Dam Damo area of katcha have apprehended an absconder Wazir Ali son of Lal Khan.
Summary: Krishnamurthy was stranded in UAE after being falsely declared an absconder by former employer
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 6 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday alleged that Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who had attended the World Economic Forum meeting in China in 2013 had met "declared absconder" Vijay Eswaran there and received an expensive gift from him.
Courts have issued arrest warrants for the founder and declared him an absconder on various occasions.
According to the prosecution records, the defendant, along with the absconder, confined the complainant in his apartment, tied his hands and feet up and beat him up.