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The action or an act of absconding; especially flight from creditors, arrest, or custody.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Franck (c1624–c1708), travel writer. From abscond + -ment. Compare French † absconsement hiding place, action of absconding.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.