Definition of Abscond

1. Verb. Run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along. "The accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"

Exact synonyms: Absquatulate, Bolt, Decamp, Go Off, Make Off, Run Off
Specialized synonyms: Levant
Generic synonyms: Flee, Fly, Take Flight
Derivative terms: Absconder, Abscondment, Bolt, Decampment

Definition of Abscond

1. v. i. To hide, withdraw, or be concealed.

2. v. t. To hide; to conceal.

Definition of Abscond

1. Verb. (rfd-redundant) (intransitive) To flee; to withdraw from. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To depart secretly; to hide from; to steal away, particularly to avoid arrest or prosecution : ¹

3. Verb. (context: transitive obsolete) To hide [something], to conceal [something]; to take away [something] : ¹

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Definition of Abscond

1. to depart suddenly and secretly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abscond

abscissio infiniti
abscission cellulase
abscission layer
abscission layers
abscission zone
abscission zones
abscissiones infiniti
abscond (current term)
abscopal effect

Literary usage of Abscond

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted: To by Frederick Stroud (1903)
"Cp. abscond. To "absent himself " from his service within s. 3, 4 G. 4, c. 34 (repealed), meant absent himself without lawful excuse (Re Turner, 9 QB 80; ..."

2. The Law and Practice of Joint Stock Companies and Other Associations, as by Edward William Cox (1862)
"Power to arrest contributory about to abscond, or to remove or conceal any of ... (') Or otherwise abscond."]—The proof should be such as is required under ..."

3. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior Including by Isabella Lucy Bird (1888)
"... —The Steam Ferry—Coolies abscond—A Team of Savages—A Drove of Horses—Floral Beauties—An Unbeaten Track—A Ghostly Dwelling— Solitude and Eeriness. ..."

4. The Practice in Courts of Justice in England and the United States by Conway Robinson (1855)
"Action for carrying off a slave or assisting or enticing Mm to abscond. An action on the case will lie for assisting, enticing or persuading a slave to ..."

5. A Treatise on Fraudulent Conveyances and Creditor's Remedies at Law and in by Dewitt Clinton Moore (1908)
"Knowledge that debtor is about to abscond.—Where a party purchases property from a debtor whom he knows is about to abscond, it is presumed that he must ..."

6. A Manual of Equity Jurisprudence, for Practitioners and Students, Founded on by Josiah William Smith (1880)
"... PROTECTION FROM ANOTHER'S abscond- MENT BY THE WRIT OF NE EXEAT REGNO (a). TIT. iv. THE writ of ne exeat regno is a prerogative ' writ which is issued ..."

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