verb (used without object)
- abscisic acid,
- abscission layer,
- abscission zone,
- abscopal effect,
Origin of abscond
Examples from the Web for absconder
Agencies know from experience that their best bet is not to actively look for the absconder, but to wait and watch family members.
He was sent to Rio de Janeiro to bring back an absconder of note.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb
The first absconder was one Juma, who deserted with half a hundredweight of biscuit that night.
The first Stockbridge case had been in connection with an absconder.Whispering Wires|Henry Leverage
Word Origin 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.