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Abscond

To go in a clandestine manner out of the jurisdiction of the courts, or to lie concealed, in order to avoid their process. To hide, conceal, or absent oneself clandestinely, with the intent to avoid legal process. To postpone limitations. To flee from arresting or prosecuting officers of the state.

abscond

v. 1) traditionally to leave a jurisdiction (where the court, a process server or law enforcement can find one) to avoid being served with legal papers or being arrested. 2) a surprise leaving with funds or goods that have been stolen, as in "he absconded with the loot."

abscond

verb absent oneself, avoid, bolt, decamp, depart, desert, disappear, dodge, elude, escape, eschew, evade, expatriate oneself, flee, hide, leave, levant, make off, occultari, remove, run, run away, steal away, take flight, withdraw, withdraw clandessinely
Associated concepts: abscond on bail, absconding debtor, attachment, fugitive, quasi in rem jurisdiction
See also: abandon, defect, depart, disappear, elude, escape, evacuate, flee, leave, move, quit, withdraw

abscond

to run away, especially from the jurisdiction of a court. It may be an offence in its own right as where the absconder is on BAIL and fails to surrender to custody or tries to escape the consequences of insolvency.

ABSCOND. To go in a clandestine manner out of the jurisdiction of the courts, or to lie concealed in order to avoid their process.

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Ms Cooper said absconds had stopped under control orders once the powers were toughened up - including greater use of relocation.
Three of the four absconds at HMP Sudbury over the weekend of Saturday 18 June have now been recaptured," she said.
Sheriff William Gilchrist said: "To abscond from open prison is a serious offence, whatever the motivation.
He said that the gang members helped the maid abscond so that they can work on hourly basis and earn more money.
In answer to these questions the Prison Service provided links to websites which contained some information about the regime at Kirklevington and the number of absconds in recent years.
Now prisoners who abscond could lose any chance of returning to an open jail again.
Judge Mark Eades told Vickers: "People who abscond cause a great deal of inconvenience to the court process and they can cause a great deal of expense.
Jason Goss, convicted of death by dangerous driving, has became the latest prisoner to abscond from an open jail in Monmouthshire.
A spokesman for the Prison Service said: "The nature of open prisons means that we can never guarantee that prisoners will not abscond, but the number of those who do, in relation to the prison population, is now at its lowest level for ten years.
Most of the domestic helpers who abscond are Ethiopians, followed by Indonesians, Filipinos and Sri-Lankans," Khalid Al Azhari, a Riyadh-based recruitment agency employee, said.
Employers have now asked the government for a law to make agents accountable if the housemaids abscond during the term of the contract.
Paterson and Iain McQueen "egged each other on" to abscond from the controversial open prison outside Dundee.