absconds

abscond

[ab-skond]
verb (used without object)
to depart in a sudden and secret manner, especially to avoid capture and legal prosecution: The cashier absconded with the money.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin abscondere to hide or stow away, equivalent to abs- abs- + condere to stow (con- con- + -dere to put; see do1)

absconder, noun


decamp, bolt.
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abscond (əbˈskɒnd)
 
vb
(intr) to run away secretly, esp from an open institution or to avoid prosecution or punishment
 
[C16: from Latin abscondere to hide, put away, from abs-ab-1 + condere to stow]
 
ab'sconder
 
n

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abscond
1560s, from L. abscondere "to hide, conceal," from ab(s)- "away" + condere "put together, store," from com- "together" + 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.
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