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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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She added: "As of September 22, Irish Prison Service records indicate that of the 419 persons who absconded during this time period, 32 remain unlawfully at large.
Athletes from the Cameroon also absconded during the London Olympics in 2012 so we aren't surprised given the political unrest over there at the moment.
It is thought to be the second time he has absconded from an open prison after going missing from HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire in April 2012.
He absconded from Kirklevington Prison, near Yarm, in February last year.
He said: "Thirty-eight-year-old Jason Morris, 34-year-old Stephen Booth and 28-year-old John Phillips, who absconded from HMP Prescoed yesterday evening, Tuesday, February 26, have been located and are currently in police custody.
He was on day release from the Derbyshire lock-up when he absconded in February 2008.
A total of 176 unsuccessful asylum applicants absconded after authorities served them with removal notices, and a maximum of 75 have been tracked down since.
Jonathon Gledhill absconded from North Sea Camp Prison in Lincolnshire on August 22.
Joint investigation report further disclosed that any police official will try to take the credit by presenting the culprits before the court within next 24 to 36 hours adding that on Saturday between 12:00am and 01:00pm a senior police official held a meeting with the detainees and after it the culprits absconded from the court.
A prison service spokesman said: "Jane Andrews is believed to have absconded from HMP East Sutton Park on November 22 after being found missing at the 8pm roll-check.
Police are continuing to hunt a murderer from Birmingham who absconded during a visit to a Staffordshire town.
Summary: <p>A Lebanese man living in the Ivory Coast capital of Abidjan absconded with $15 million given to him by Lebanese expatriates to return to their families in Lebanon, said a report in daily An-Nahar.