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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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Moreover, in this study it was found that increasing in the absconding rate is proportionate with age; so that, the mean age of patients who attempted to abscond was 40 years (middle-age) that accords with results of previous study that indicated the majority of patients who absconded of general hospitals are in this age range (39-40 years) (17).
Three of the four absconds at HMP Sudbury over the weekend of Saturday 18 June have now been recaptured," she said.
Magag's abscond is serious and the authorities are doing everything they can to locate him.
Now prisoners who abscond could lose any chance of returning to an open jail again.
He said that the gang members helped the maid abscond so that they can work on hourly basis and earn more money.
The number of absconds from open prison is at its lowest level since centralised reporting of this type of incident began in 1995.
He said he did not abscond and he was in touch with the company but the ministry refused to listen to him.
Housemaids, in most cases, abscond to seek better wages or better working conditions and they end up working illegally for someone else.
The website said an abscond was "an escape" that did not overcome a physical security restraint.
But the Justice Minister is clearly choosing to ignore the fact that these people deliberately sought to abscond by ceasing to maintain contact with local authorities or the police.
The woman gang leader denied she was forcing the women into prostitution or encouraging them to abscond and said she was in a relationship with one of the suspects.
Jones's solicitor said that he decided to abscond after failing a drug test and being denied home leave.