to depart in a sudden and secret manner, especially to avoid capture and legal prosecution:
The cashier absconded with the money.
Agencies know from experience that their best bet is not to actively look for the absconder, but to wait and watch family members.
Trust Me, Dominique, Don’t Run Mansfield Frazier May 17, 2011
He was still on the absconder’s trail, though as yet it had not led him very far.
A Prairie Courtship Harold Bindloss
The first Stockbridge case had been in connection with an absconder.
Whispering Wires Henry Leverage
The law would claim him as an absconder, and would mete out to him such punishment as was fitting.
For the Term of His Natural Life Marcus Clarke
The first absconder was one Juma, who deserted with half a hundredweight of biscuit that night.
In Darkest Africa, Vol. 1; or, The quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria Henry Morton Stanley
And to travel without a passport was to run the risk of being arrested as an absconder.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14) Elbert Hubbard
The absconder is often too inarticulate and ill at ease to give a clear picture of what was in his mind when he went away.
Broken Homes Joanna C. Colcord
He was sent to Rio de Janeiro to bring back an absconder of note.
From Place to Place Irvin S. Cobb
(intransitive) to run away secretly, esp from an open institution or to avoid prosecution or punishment
1560s, from Middle French abscondre and directly from Latin abscondere “to hide, conceal, put out of sight,” from ab(s)- “away” (see ab-) + condere “put together, store,” from com- “together” (see com-) + dere “put,” from PIE *dhe- “to put, place, make” (see factitious). The notion is of “to hide oneself,” especially to escape debt or the law. Related: Absconded; absconder; absconding.
to depart in a sudden and secret manner, especially to avoid capture and legal prosecution: The cashier absconded with the money. Contemporary Examples Aided by some divine meddling, Paris performs the consummate indignity against his host Menelaus by absconding with his wife. ‘A Sustained Sense of Violation’: When Bad House Guests Invade Literature Matt Seidel […]
abscopal abscopal ab·sco·pal (āb-skō’pəl, -skŏp’əl) adj. Of or relating to the remote effect that irradiation of tissue has on nonirradiated tissue.
- Abscopal effect
abscopal effect abscopal effect n. A reaction produced following irradiation but occurring outside the zone of actual radiation absorption.
. Contemporary Examples One person who wasn’t impressed by Prince Andrew’s abseil down the Shard: writer Grace Dent. Underwhelmed by Andy Tom Sykes September 5, 2012 verb (intransitive) (mountaineering) to descend a steep slope or vertical drop by a rope secured from above and coiled around one’s body or through karabiners attached to one’s body […]
state of being away or not being present: I acted as supervisor in his absence. Your absence was noted on the records. period of being away: an absence of several weeks. failure to attend or appear when expected. lack; deficiency: the absence of proof. inattentiveness; preoccupation; absent-mindedness: absence of mind. Contemporary Examples In the absence […]