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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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running away, esp from an open prison or to avoid prosecution or punishment
the act of running away from an open institution or avoiding prosecution or punishment
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[əbˈskɒndɪŋ] ADJen fuga
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References in classic literature ?
Two months had come and gone before the convalescent in the Sacramento hospital was identified with Kirkman, the absconding San Francisco clerk; even then, there must elapse nearly a fortnight more till the perfect stranger could be hunted up, the portmanteau recovered, and John's letter carried at length to its destination, the seal still unbroken, the inclosure still intact.
In other respects the true Dodson was partly latent in Tom, and he was as far from appreciating his "kin" on the mother's side as Maggie herself, generally absconding for the day with a large supply of the most portable food, when he received timely warning that his aunts and uncles were coming,--a moral symptom from which his aunt Glegg deduced the gloomiest views of his future.
As her rigid and rusty frame goes down upon its hands and knees, in quest of the absconding marbles, we positively feel so much the more inclined to shed tears of sympathy, from the very fact that we must needs turn aside and laugh at her.
At last we were getting something positive, and yet it seemed a long gap between an absconding banker and Captain Peter Carey pinned against the wall with one of his own harpoons.
He demanded that the authorities should conduct investigations into the absconding cases and enact regulations laws to guarantee the rights of both the sponsor and housemaids.
Karachi -- Rangers have announced Rs 5 million award for information leading to arrest of absconding chief of banned Lashakar-e- Jhangvi Al- Alami (LJA) Syed Safdar besides releasing his pictures.
Dubai: Expatriate workers are complaining that the Ministry of Labour is accepting absconding reports from employers against their employees without checking the credibility of such cases.
A: Pursuant to your queries, in the UAE, an employer is entitled to file an absconding complaint against the employee with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiritisation (MoHRE) and General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) if he has stopped working for seven consecutive days and his whereabouts are not known.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): A case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 has been registered against an absconding police head constable for allegedly raping a 14-year-old domestic help in Mundka area, said police on Thursday.
Their four alleged accomplices Bilal, Hasnain, Faizan and Ghulam Mustafa, alias Kali Charan are absconding in the case.
NAWABSHAH -- District Police Shaheed Benazirabad has finalized a plan to launch large scale crackdown against wanted and absconding criminals across the district.
KARACHI -- An antiterrorism court (ATC) on Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for four absconding suspects who were said to be involved in the murder of former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Ali Raza Abidi.