The definition of a fugitive is a person who is on the run or who has escaped from something such as the law or danger and is in hiding.(noun)
An example of a fugitive is a fugitive from justice, who is hiding from arrest or persecution.
See fugitive in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME fugitif < OFr < L fugitivus < pp. of fugere, to flee < IE base *bheug-, to flee > Gr phygē, flight
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Origin: Middle English fugitif
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin fugitīvus
Origin: , from fugitus
Origin: , past participle of fugere, to flee.
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