Simple Definition of abscond
: to go away or escape from a place secretly
: to go away and take something that does not belong to you
Full Definition of abscond
: to depart secretly and hide oneself
Examples of abscond
The suspect absconded to Canada.
Several prisoners absconded from the jail.
Origin of abscond
Latin abscondere to hide away, from abs- + condere to store up, conceal — more at condiment
First Known Use: circa 1578
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