Definitions for abscondæbˈskɒnd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to depart in a sudden and secret manner, esp. to avoid legal prosecution.
Origin of abscond:
1605–15; < L abscondere to hide or stow away =abs-abs - +condere to stow
abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make off(verb)
run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
"The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"
To flee; to withdraw from.
To depart secretly; to hide from; to steal away, particularly to avoid arrest or prosecution :
To hide [something], to conceal [something]; to take away [something] :
Origin: * First attested in 1565.
to hide, withdraw, or be concealed
to depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one's self; -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid a legal process; as, an absconding debtor
to hide; to conceal