fugitive

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English futityve, fugitife, fugitif, from Old French fugitif, from Latin fugitīvus.

Noun[edit]

fugitive (plural fugitives)

  1. A person who flees or escapes and travels secretly from place to place, and sometimes using disguises and aliases to conceal his/her identity, as to avoid law authorities in order to avoid an arrest or prosecution; or to avoid some other unwanted situation.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VI, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, [] the speed-mad fugitives from the furies of ennui, the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, the jewelled animals whose moral code is the code of the barnyard—!”
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English fugitive, fugityve, fugityf, fugitife, fugytif, fugitif, from Old French fugitif, from Latin fugitīvus.

Adjective[edit]

fugitive (comparative more fugitive, superlative most fugitive)

  1. fleeing or running away
  2. transient, fleeting or ephemeral
  3. elusive or difficult to retain
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fugitive f (plural fugitives, masculine fugitif)

  1. female equivalent of fugitif; a female fugitive

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fugitīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of fugitīvus