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Escape

escape vi

es·caped
es·cap·ing
: to depart from lawful custody with the intent of avoiding confinement or the administration of justice
n 1 : an act or instance of escaping
2 : the criminal offense of escaping



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