fugitive from justice

noun

Definition of fugitive from justice 

: a person (such as a criminal suspect or witness) who tries to elude law enforcement especially by fleeing the jurisdiction : fugitive … when I declare myself as her counsel, I have to surrender her or be charged with harboring a fugitive from justice.— James M. Cain

First Known Use of fugitive from justice

1735, in the meaning defined above

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