- fleeing, apt to flee, or having fled, as from danger, justice, etc.
- having to do with matters of temporary interest: fugitive essays
- roaming; shifting
Origin of fugitiveMiddle English fugitif from Old French from Classical Latin fugitivus from past participle of fugere, to flee from Indo-European base an unverified form bheug-, to flee from source Classical Greek phyg?, flight
- a person who flees or has fled from danger, justice, etc.
- a fleeting or elusive thing