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ABSCOND, to depart in a secret manner; in law, to remove from the jurisdiction of the courts or so to conceal oneself as to avoid their jurisdiction. A person may "abscond" either for the purpose of avoiding arrest for a crime (see ARREST) or for a fraudulent purpose, such as the defrauding of his creditors (see BANKRUPTCY).