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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fugitive — fu·gi·tive / fyü jə tiv/ n: a person who flees; esp: a person who flees one jurisdiction (as a state) for another in order to elude law enforcement personnel Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. fugitive …   Law dictionary

  • Fugitive — For other uses, see The Fugitive (disambiguation). Fugitives are often profiled in the media in order to be apprehended, such as in the TV show America s Most Wanted. A fugitive (or runaway) is a person who is fleeing from custody, whether it be… …   Wikipedia

  • fugitive — n. 1) to track down a fugitive 2) a fugitive from (a fugitive from justice) * * * [ fjuːdʒɪtɪv] to track down a fugitive a fugitive from (a fugitive from justice) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fugitive — fugitively, adv. fugitiveness, fugitivity, n. /fyooh ji tiv/, n. 1. a person who is fleeing, from prosecution, intolerable circumstances, etc.; a runaway: a fugitive from justice; a fugitive from a dictatorial regime. adj. 2. having taken flight …   Universalium

  • fugitive — [[t]fju͟ːʤɪtɪv[/t]] fugitives N COUNT A fugitive is someone who is running away or hiding, usually in order to avoid being caught by the police. The rebel leader was a fugitive from justice. ...the fugitive train robber …   English dictionary

  • fugitive — fu|gi|tive1 [ˈfju:dʒıtıv] n someone who is trying to avoid being caught by the police fugitive from ▪ a fugitive from US justice fugitive 2 fugitive2 adj [only before noun] [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: fugitif, from Latin fugere to run… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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