- The definition of abscond means to leave secretly and quickly.
An example of abscond would be a prisoner escaping from jail.
abscond definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin abscondere ; from ab(s)-, from, away plush condere, to hide: see recondite
- absconder noun
abscond definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb ab·scond·ed, ab·scond·ing, ab·sconds
Origin: Latin abscondere, to hide : abs-, ab-, away; see ab-1 + condere, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
- ab·scondˈer noun
abscond - Legal Definition
- To secretly or suddenly leave a place or to go into hiding, especially to avoid arrest, prosecution, the service of a summons or other legal process, or an action by a creditor.
- To leave a location, often in a hurry, with money or property of another.