fugitate

verb
fu·​gi·​tate | \ ˈfyüjəˌtāt \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of fugitate

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to run away

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for fugitate

fugit(ive) + -ate (verb suffix)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fugitate

Statistics for fugitate

Cite this Entry

“Fugitate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fugitate. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on fugitate

What made you want to look up fugitate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!