Absconded
Abscond Ab*scond", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Absconded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Absconding}.] [L. abscondere to hide; ab, abs + condere to lay up; con + d[a^]re (only in comp.) to put. Cf. {Do}.] 1. To hide, withdraw, or be concealed. [1913 Webster]

The marmot absconds all winter. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

2. To depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one's self; -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid a legal process; as, an absconding debtor. [1913 Webster]

That very homesickness which, in regular armies, drives so many recruits to abscond. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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