Origin of fugitive
Examples from the Web for fugitive
Detectives with a fugitive task force caught up with Polanco and a friend on a Bronx street in the early afternoon.
And Daniel Webster, a great opponent of slavery, supported the vile Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Act and all.
He had made arrangements to surrender but failed to show and was picked up as a fugitive in Pennsylvania.Manhunt for a Cop-Hating Pennsylvania ‘Survivalist’|Michael Daly|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1964 you were given a guest star spot on the series The Fugitive.
He spends the rest of the movie struggling to clear his name and channeling Harrison Ford from The Fugitive.‘Persecuted’ Is the Christian Right’s Paranoid Wet Dream|Candida Moss|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dick dashed after the fugitive, but he had disappeared utterly, and the dense bushes impeded the pursuer.The Rock of Chickamauga|Joseph A. Altsheler
These were small troubles, however, not to be heeded by a fugitive flying from such a cruel fate as Ohrante had in mind for him.The Secret Cache|E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
In these clear, warm nights I used to think of David, a fugitive and pursued by his enemies.With the Turks in Palestine|Alexander Aaronsohn
There was the strained look of a fugitive in John's face, a fugitive flying from some threatened fate.The Hillman|E. Phillips Oppenheim
A Roman lady, even though a fugitive, should not be travelling about the country under the protection of a lad.Beric the Briton|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for fugitive
Word Origin for fugitive
Word Origin and History for fugitive
late 14c. (adjective and noun), from Old French fugitif, from Latin fugitivus "fleeing" (but commonly used as a noun meaning "runaway, fugitive slave, deserter"), from past participle stem of fugere "run away, flee," from PIE root *bheug- (1) "to flee" (cf. Greek pheugein "to flee," Lithuanian bugstu "be frightened"). Replaced Old English flyma.