verb fu·gi·tate \ˈfyüjəˌtāt\

Definition of fugitate


  1. transitive verb
  2. Scots law :  to declare judicially to be a fugitive from justice and thereby cause the escheat of the fugitive's movable property to the crown :  outlaw

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to run away

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Origin and Etymology of fugitate

1fugitive + -ate (verb suffix)

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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