abscondence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abscond +‎ -ence

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbz.ˈkɑn.dn̩ts/, /æbz.ˈkɑn.dn̩s/, /æb.ˈskɑn.dn̩ts/, /æb.ˈskɑn.dn̩s/

Noun[edit]

abscondence (plural abscondences)

  1. (rare) The act of absconding, or illicitly escaping; hiding of a fugitive. [First attested in the late 19th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8