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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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Fifteen females who absconded in 2014 and 2015, plus an unspecified number of five or fewer who absconded in 2016, were yet to be tracked down.
Richard Dennick absconded from Ty Llywelyn medium secure unit in the town on September 21.
absconded from her sponsor in 2010 because her salary was low and her sponsor constantly beat her.
Results: The finding showed that 413 patients absconded (0.
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.
On the 19 May 2010 the employer filed a report alleging that the employee absconded.
It is claimed he then went to the station and lodged a separate complaint, claiming the maid had absconded.
In all, 37 expatriates who were running the gangs and 78 housemaids, 39 drivers and 24 workers who had absconded from their sponsors were arrested.
THREE convicts who absconded from a Welsh open prison have been found.
Latest figures for Sudbury show that 50 inmates absconded between October 2007 and March 2009, with a further 29 going on the run in the rest of 2009.