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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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e former absconder, a 39-year-old Sri Lankan woman who asked not to be named, told 7DAYS that many runaway maids rent out bed space in houses in areas such as Satwa, Mankhool and Al Jafiliya.
Investigations show that most of the illegal residents detained proved to have reported as absconders.
The police of East zone arrested 46 accused including 20 absconders from whom 16 pistols, three repeaters, one shot gun, one hand grenade and four motorcycles were recovered.
The court declared amir of banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Swat, Fazlullah, spokesperson Muslim Khan and Maulana Shah Doran and other terrorists as absconders.
The station house officer of each police station will have to maintain a case diary about the details of the absconders and the offenders.
The decision to publicise information about every absconder follows criticism of the force over the weekend for not releasing details of convicted killer Lee Dewhurst until more than two months had elapsed since he walked out of Prescoed.
In June 1991, Kuzior and Jaquay told their supervisor that the handling of parole absconders was a major problem and they proposed a solution--the Fugitive Investigation and Apprehension Team (F.
LARKANA -- Larkana District Police raided various places on Wednesday and arrested a number of outlaws, criminals, pro-claimed offenders and absconders along with weapons and ammunition.
KHANEWAL -- The district police claimed to have arrested 171 proclaimed offenders and 52 court absconders in a week during the current month.
The source explained that since the issue of absconders is connected to the manner in which expatriates are brought into Oman, there is a need to review the rules for recruitment.
RIYADH: SHUJA AL-BUQAMIThe General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) said on Thursday that employees registered in its database are dropped automatically once reported as absconders (huroob).
Karachi: A bench hearing the Karachi Law and Order case on Wednesday raised serious doubts regarding the police department's non-committal approach to arrests the criminals as more than 22,000 proclaimed offenders and absconders were at large in the city.