Synonyms for absconder

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-skond
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈskɒnd

Définition of absconder

Origin :
  • 1560s, from Middle French abscondre and directly from Latin abscondere "to hide, conceal, put out of sight," from ab(s)- "away" (see ab-) + condere "put together, store," from com- "together" (see com-) + dere "put," from PIE *dhe- "to put, place, make" (see factitious). The notion is of "to hide oneself," especially to escape debt or the law. Related: Absconded; absconder; absconding.
  • noun person who escapes
Example sentences :
  • He was sent to Rio de Janeiro to bring back an absconder of note.
  • Extract from : « From Place to Place » by Irvin S. Cobb
  • The first Stockbridge case had been in connection with an absconder.
  • Extract from : « Whispering Wires » by Henry Leverage
  • He was still on the absconder's trail, though as yet it had not led him very far.
  • Extract from : « A Prairie Courtship » by Harold Bindloss
  • The first absconder was one Juma, who deserted with half a hundredweight of biscuit that night.
  • Extract from : « In Darkest Africa, Vol. 1; or, The quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria » by Henry Morton Stanley
  • The absconder is often too inarticulate and ill at ease to give a clear picture of what was in his mind when he went away.
  • Extract from : « Broken Homes » by Joanna C. Colcord
  • And to travel without a passport was to run the risk of being arrested as an absconder.
  • Extract from : « Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14) » by Elbert Hubbard
  • The law would claim him as an absconder, and would mete out to him such punishment as was fitting.
  • Extract from : « For the Term of His Natural Life » by Marcus Clarke

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