Definition of Fugitive from justice

1. Noun. Someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice.

Exact synonyms: Fugitive
Specialized synonyms: Absconder, Escapee
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw



Definition of Fugitive from justice

1. Noun. (legal) A person who is convicted or accused of a crime that flees from law enforcement and runs across state lines to evade arrest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Fugitive from justice

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"In an extradition proceeding, the question whether the prisoner was in fact a fugitive from justice was for the determination of the Governor of the state ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1911)
"Habeas corpus — to test extradition — fugitive from Justice. 3. A showing that the accused was in the state in the neighborhood of the time alleged in the ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1919)
"To constitute one a fugitive from justice, as administered in a given state, two things are essential, to wit: (1) That he, having been in that state, ..."

4. A Treatise on Extradition and Interstate Rendition: With Appendices by John Bassett Moore (1891)
"Person demanded as a Fugitive from Justice. — The Constitution provides for the delivery up of persons charged in any State with treason, felony, ..."

5. The Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States by John Codman Hurd (1862)
"And first, as to a demand for the delivery of a fugitive from justice. If by Act of Congress the power to deliver up a fugitive from justice, on demand, ..."

6. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1888)
"fugitive from justice from any of United States may be arrested and detained in another ... The civil magistrate should commit a fugitive from justice for a ..."

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