fugitive from justice


fugitive from justice
noun
someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
Syn: ↑fugitive
Hypernyms: ↑criminal, ↑felon, ↑crook, ↑outlaw, ↑malefactor
Hyponyms: ↑absconder, ↑escapee

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: one who having committed or being accused of a crime in one jurisdiction is absent for any reason from that jurisdiction; specifically : one who flees to avoid punishment

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fugitive from justice — n. A person who flees to another state or hides after committing a crime, hoping to avoid arrest. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. fugitive from justice …   Law dictionary

  • Fugitive from justice — Fugitive Fu gi*tive, n. 1. One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice. [1913 Webster] 2. Something hard to be caught or detained. [1913 Webster] Or Catch that airy fugitive called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fugitive from justice — A person who commits a crime and then withdraws himself from the jurisdiction, whether or not such jurisdiction is his home state. 31 Am J2d Extrad § 15. A person who, having committed a crime, is absent from the state when he is sought to answer …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • fugitive from justice — A person who, having committed a crime, flees from jurisdiction of court where crime was committed or departs from his usual place of abode and conceals himself within the district. A person who, having committed or been charged with crime in one …   Black's law dictionary

  • fugitive from justice warrant — n: fugitive warrant at warrant Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • fleeing from justice — Departing a place with the intention of avoiding prosecution for a crime, whether or not a prosecution has been commenced or is pending. Streep v. United States, 160 US 128, 40 L Ed 365, 16 S Ct 244. See flight; fugitive from justice …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • flee from justice — Removing one s self from or secreting one s self within jurisdiction wherein offense was committed to avoid arrest; or leaving one s home, residence, or known place of abode, or concealing one s self therein, with intent, in either case, to avoid …   Black's law dictionary

  • justice — jus·tice / jəs təs/ n [Old French, from Latin justitia, from justus just] 1 a: the quality of being just, impartial, or fair it is not the province of the court to decide upon the justice or injustice...of these laws Scott v. Sanford, 60 U.S. 393 …   Law dictionary

  • Fugitive — Fu gi*tive, n. 1. One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice. [1913 Webster] 2. Something hard to be caught or detained. [1913 Webster] Or Catch that airy fugitive called wit. Harte …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fugitive — fu·gi·tive / fyü jə tiv/ n: a person who flees; esp: a person who flees one jurisdiction (as a state) for another in order to elude law enforcement personnel Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. fugitive …   Law dictionary


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