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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“Fugitive from justice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fugitive%20from%20justice. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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