Agencies know from experience that their best bet is not to actively look for the absconder, but to wait and watch family members.
He was still on the absconder's trail, though as yet it had not led him very far.
The first Stockbridge case had been in connection with an absconder.
The law would claim him as an absconder, and would mete out to him such punishment as was fitting.
The first absconder was one Juma, who deserted with half a hundredweight of biscuit that night.
And to travel without a passport was to run the risk of being arrested as an absconder.
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.
He was sent to Rio de Janeiro to bring back an absconder of note.
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.