verb (used without object)
Origin of abscond
Examples from the Web for abscond
The Hashemites will not just surrender power and abscond to South Kensington.
And he could not abscond with the balance, because that would mean the loss of Margaret.Geoffrey Hampstead|Thomas Stinson Jarvis
Those likely to abscond, or belonging to other Cantons, are not accepted.The Vagrancy Problem.|William Harbutt Dawson
One would think there was something wrong—that you were about to abscond.'The Mystery of Lincoln's Inn|Robert Machray
The truth is that they are breaking up the whole house of the human intellect that they may abscond in any direction.
Even if I were to abscond and get rid of my personality altogether, what would be the use of it?Strange Stories|Grant Allen
British Dictionary definitions for abscond
Word Origin for abscond
Word Origin and History for abscond
1560s, from Middle French abscondre and directly from Latin abscondere "to hide, conceal, put out of sight," from ab(s)- "away" (see ab-) + condere "put together, store," from com- "together" (see com-) + dere "put," from PIE *dhe- "to put, place, make" (see factitious). The notion is of "to hide oneself," especially to escape debt or the law. Related: Absconded; absconder; absconding.