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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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He said one of the appeals would be against former president Pervez Musharraf, whose case was delayed and then eventually put on back burner on the basis of abscondment.
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.