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  • n. An act of absconding or escaping

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the act of running away sectretly (as to avoid arrest).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)


abscond +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)


  • And I think the term that they used is, ‘following the abscondment of teaching.’

    Malawi Authorities Close Two Colleges Over Teacher Boycott

  • When we played it, we had four 3rd-level adventurers investigating the abscondment of a member of the Pathfinder Society from his duties, and getting into some dodgy situations as a result.

    Skeleton Moon

  • This new word is used instead of the correct form of ‘abscondment’ to mean the act of running away or escaping.

    Iain Gray's poor judgement over prison officers

  • In its human resources report, the department noted that of the 193 disciplinary hearings held during the year, 42 (21.7 percent) related to "unauthorised absence/abscondment".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • These educators and officials were found guilty of sexual abuse of girl learner (zero tolerance on abuse of our girl learners), abscondment from work, practising corporal punishment, theft, fraud and corruption.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The seven people appealed their decision after they were found guilty on various charges, including child abuse abscondment from work, practising corporal punishment, theft, fraud and corruption.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Stofile said 247 pension, ill health, resignation and abscondment cases still had to be finalised.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This followed the large-scale abscondment of children awaiting trial from places of safety which acted as detention centres since the release from prison and police cells of 2000 children in May this year.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mr Johnny de Lange, counsel for Mr Benge, on Tuesday told the court the refusal to allow bail was based solely on the risk of Mr Benge's abscondment.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • She has shown with her abscondment, and the way she acted over a relationship she allegedly had in prison, that she is still a risk. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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