Fugitive from justice
Fugitive Fu"gi*tive, n. 1. One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice. [1913 Webster]

2. Something hard to be caught or detained. [1913 Webster]

Or Catch that airy fugitive called wit. --Harte. [1913 Webster]

{Fugitive from justice} (Law), one who, having committed a crime in one jurisdiction, flees or escapes into another to avoid punishment. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fugitive from justice — n. A person who flees to another state or hides after committing a crime, hoping to avoid arrest. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. fugitive from justice …   Law dictionary

  • fugitive from justice — noun someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice • Syn: ↑fugitive • Hypernyms: ↑criminal, ↑felon, ↑crook, ↑outlaw, ↑malefactor • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fugitive from justice — A person who commits a crime and then withdraws himself from the jurisdiction, whether or not such jurisdiction is his home state. 31 Am J2d Extrad § 15. A person who, having committed a crime, is absent from the state when he is sought to answer …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • fugitive from justice — A person who, having committed a crime, flees from jurisdiction of court where crime was committed or departs from his usual place of abode and conceals himself within the district. A person who, having committed or been charged with crime in one …   Black's law dictionary

  • fugitive from justice — A person who, having committed a crime, flees from jurisdiction of court where crime was committed or departs from his usual place of abode and conceals himself within the district. A person who, having committed or been charged with crime in one …   Black's law dictionary

  • fugitive from justice warrant — n: fugitive warrant at warrant Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • fleeing from justice — Departing a place with the intention of avoiding prosecution for a crime, whether or not a prosecution has been commenced or is pending. Streep v. United States, 160 US 128, 40 L Ed 365, 16 S Ct 244. See flight; fugitive from justice …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • flee from justice — Removing one s self from or secreting one s self within jurisdiction wherein offense was committed to avoid arrest; or leaving one s home, residence, or known place of abode, or concealing one s self therein, with intent, in either case, to avoid …   Black's law dictionary

  • flee from justice — Removing one s self from or secreting one s self within jurisdiction wherein offense was committed to avoid arrest; or leaving one s home, residence, or known place of abode, or concealing one s self therein, with intent, in either case, to avoid …   Black's law dictionary

  • justice — jus·tice / jəs təs/ n [Old French, from Latin justitia, from justus just] 1 a: the quality of being just, impartial, or fair it is not the province of the court to decide upon the justice or injustice...of these laws Scott v. Sanford, 60 U.S. 393 …   Law dictionary

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