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Abscond

abscond vi

: to depart secretly
: withdraw and hide oneself
;specif
: to evade the legal process of a court by hiding within or secretly leaving its jurisdiction [ed with the funds] [ from New York] [ to Canada]
ab·scond·er n


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.