Fugitive



[fyoo-ji-tiv] /ˈfyu dʒɪ tɪv/

noun
1.
a person who is fleeing, from prosecution, intolerable circumstances, etc.; a runaway:
a fugitive from justice; a fugitive from a dictatorial regime.
adjective
2.
having taken flight, or run away:
a fugitive slave.
3.
fleeting; transitory; elusive:
fugitive thoughts that could not be formulated.
4.
Fine Arts. changing color as a result of exposure to light and chemical substances present in the atmosphere, in other pigments, or in the medium.
5.
dealing with subjects of passing interest, as writings; ephemeral:
fugitive essays.
6.
wandering, roving, or vagabond:
a fugitive carnival.
/ˈfjuːdʒɪtɪv/
noun
1.
a person who flees
2.
a thing that is elusive or fleeting
adjective
3.
fleeing, esp from arrest or pursuit
4.
not permanent; fleeting; transient
5.
moving or roving about

late 14c. (adjective and noun), from Old French fugitif, from Latin fugitivus “fleeing” (but commonly used as a noun meaning “runaway, fugitive slave, deserter”), from past participle stem of fugere “run away, flee,” from PIE root *bheug- (1) “to flee” (cf. Greek pheugein “to flee,” Lithuanian bugstu “be frightened”). Replaced Old English flyma.

Gen. 4:12, 14, a rover or wanderer (Heb. n’a); Judg. 12:4, a refugee, one who has escaped (Heb. palit); 2 Kings 25:11, a deserter, one who has fallen away to the enemy (Heb. nophel); Ezek. 17:21, one who has broken away in flight (Heb. mibrah); Isa. 15:5; 43:14, a breaker away, a fugitive (Heb. beriah), one who flees away.

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