fugitive

  • 1Fugitive — Fu gi*tive, a. [OE. fugitif, F. fugitif, fr. L. fugitivus, fr. fugere to flee. See {Bow} to bend, and cf. {Feverfew}.] 1. Fleeing from pursuit, danger, restraint, etc., escaping, from service, duty etc.; as, a fugitive solder; a fugitive slave; a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2fugitive — fu·gi·tive / fyü jə tiv/ n: a person who flees; esp: a person who flees one jurisdiction (as a state) for another in order to elude law enforcement personnel Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. fugitive …

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  • 3Fugitive — Fu gi*tive, n. 1. One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice. [1913 Webster] 2. Something hard to be caught or detained. [1913 Webster] Or Catch that airy fugitive called wit. Harte …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4fugitive — late 14c. (adj. and noun), from O.Fr. fugitif, from L. fugitivus fleeing (but commonly used as a noun meaning runaway, fugitive slave, deserter ), from pp. stem of fugere run away, flee, from PIE root *bheug (1) to flee (Cf. Gk. pheugein to flee …

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  • 5fugitive — [adj] fleeing, transient avoiding, brief, criminal, elusive, ephemeral, errant, erratic, escaping, evading, evanescent, fleeting, flitting, flying*, fugacious, hot*, impermanent, lamster, momentary, moving, on the lam*, passing, planetary,… …

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  • 6fugitive — [fyo͞o′ji tiv] adj. [ME fugitif < OFr < L fugitivus < pp. of fugere, to flee < IE base * bheug , to flee > Gr phygē, flight] 1. fleeing, apt to flee, or having fled, as from danger, justice, etc. 2. a) passing quickly away;… …

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  • 7fugitive — adj evanescent, transitory, *transient, fleeting, passing, ephemeral, momentary, short lived …

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  • 8fugitive — ► NOUN ▪ a person who has escaped from captivity or is in hiding. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ quick to disappear; fleeting. ORIGIN Latin fugitivus, from fugere flee …

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  • 9fugitive — fugitively, adv. fugitiveness, fugitivity, n. /fyooh ji tiv/, n. 1. a person who is fleeing, from prosecution, intolerable circumstances, etc.; a runaway: a fugitive from justice; a fugitive from a dictatorial regime. adj. 2. having taken flight …

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  • 10Fugitive — For other uses, see The Fugitive (disambiguation). Fugitives are often profiled in the media in order to be apprehended, such as in the TV show America s Most Wanted. A fugitive (or runaway) is a person who is fleeing from custody, whether it be… …

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  • 11fugitive — n. 1) to track down a fugitive 2) a fugitive from (a fugitive from justice) * * * [ fjuːdʒɪtɪv] to track down a fugitive a fugitive from (a fugitive from justice) …

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  • 12fugitive — ● fugitif, fugitive nom (latin fugitivus, de fugere, fuir) Personne qui s est échappée, évadée, qui est en fuite : La police a rattrapé les fugitifs. ● fugitif, fugitive (synonymes) nom (latin fugitivus, de fugere, fuir) Personne qui s est… …

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  • 13fugitive — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French fugitif, from Latin fugitivus, from fugitus, past participle of fugere to flee; akin to Greek pheugein to flee Date: 14th century 1. running away or intending… …

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  • 14fugitive — fu|gi|tive1 [ˈfju:dʒıtıv] n someone who is trying to avoid being caught by the police fugitive from ▪ a fugitive from US justice fugitive 2 fugitive2 adj [only before noun] [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: fugitif, from Latin fugere to run… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15fugitive — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ wanted ▪ one of the most wanted fugitives sought by the Italian police ▪ dangerous VERB + FUGITIVE ▪ be, become …

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  • 16fugitive — [[t]fju͟ːʤɪtɪv[/t]] fugitives N COUNT A fugitive is someone who is running away or hiding, usually in order to avoid being caught by the police. The rebel leader was a fugitive from justice. ...the fugitive train robber …

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