Definition of abscondence in English:

abscondence

noun

  • The action or an act of absconding; (a) concealment, seclusion; (b) removal to a place of concealment or hiding; flight, especially from creditors, arrest, etc.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Phillips (b. 1630), writer and biographer. From abscond or its etymon classical Latin abscondere + -ence.

Pronunciation:

abscondence

/əbˈskɒnd(ə)ns//abˈskɒnd(ə)ns/