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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Abscond

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ABSCOND (Lat. abscondere, to hide, put away), to depart in a secret manner; in law, to remove from the jurisdiction of the courts or so to conceal oneself as to avoid their jurisdiction. A person may "abscond" either for the purpose of avoiding arrest for a crime (see Arrest), or for a fraudulent purpose, such as the defrauding of his creditors (see Bankruptcy).


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Abscond'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/a/abscond.html. 1910.

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