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abscondence (plural abscondences)
- (rare) The act of absconding, or illicitly escaping; hiding of a fugitive. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
1976, Henry R. Rollin, “The care of the mentally abnormal offender and the protection of the public”, Journal of Medical Ethics, DOI:10.1136/jme.2.4.157:
- Security as a result became a thing of the past, and as a corollary, abscondences rose dramatically.
1998, Compulsory treatment for alcohol use disorders, page 315:
- The staff feared that earlier transfer to unlocked units would increase the abscondence.