Definition of absconder in US English:

absconder

noun

  • See abscond

    • ‘They must get a signed warrant from a judge before sending law-enforcement officers after the absconder.’
    • ‘Our goal is to stabilize the ratio of people who are now becoming absconders or fugitives and the number of people we're removing from the country.’
    • ‘The man who had ruled his country with a brutal and inflexible religious law was now ‘an absconder, a fugitive from justice’ he said.’
    • ‘Indeed, it seems that an attempt to arrest the real absconder on the basis of this warrant would have been unlawful, since he was not the person named in it.’
    • ‘A police officer said: ‘He was a known absconder, so people are worried that if they come forward they might be in trouble for helping or harbouring him, but we just want to solve this tragic mystery.’’

Pronunciation

absconder

/əbˈskändər//əbˈskɑndər/