abscond

verb

  • Criminal Law

Definitions of abscond

  • to leave a place, usually hurriedly, with the money or property of another

    Fred's partner absconded to Europe with $500 000 of the company's money.

Phrase Bank for abscond

  • Before the trial was due to begin, one defendant absconded to Canada.

  • He absconded from jail.

  • They found out that the employee had absconded, taking with her the day’s takings.

  • The thief absconded with his victim’s handbag.

Additional Notes for abscond

  • Abscondence is the most common noun form of abscond.

Common Mistakes for abscond

  • Abscondee and not absconder is a person who absconds.