Definition for AB-SCOND'

AB-SCOND', v.i. [L. abscondo, to hide, of abs and condo, to hide, i. e. to withdraw, or to thrust aside or into a corner or secret place.]

  1. To retire from public view, or from the place in which one resides or is ordinarily to be found; to withdraw, or absent one's self in a private manner; to be concealed; appropriately used of persons who secrete themselves to avoid legal process.
  2. To hide, withdraw or be concealed. The marmot absconds in winter. – Ray.

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