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ABSCOND (Lat. abscondere, to hide, pu...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 74 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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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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