Fugitive

Definition of Fugitive

Fu´gi`tive
a.1.Fleeing from pursuit, danger, restraint, etc., escaping, from service, duty etc.; as, a fugitive solder; a fugitive slave; a fugitive debtor.
The fugitive Parthians follow.
- Shak.
Can a fugitive daughter enjoy herself while her parents are in tear?
- Richardson
A libellous pamphlet of a fugitive physician.
- Sir H. Wotton.
2.Not fixed; not durable; liable to disappear or fall away; volatile; uncertain; evanescent; liable to fade; - applied to material and immaterial things; as, fugitive colors; a fugitive idea.
The me more tender and fugitive parts, the leaves . . . of vegatables.
- Woodward.
Fugitive compositions
Such as are short and occasional, and so published that they quickly escape notice.
n.1.One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice.
2.Something hard to be caught or detained.
Or Catch that airy fugitive called wit.
- Harte.
Fugitive from justice
(Law) one who, having committed a crime in one jurisdiction, flees or escapes into another to avoid punishment.

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