from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Fugitive concealment; secret retirement; hiding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Concealment; seclusion.
But he said 'abscondence' -- either fleeing a group home or evading the oversight of a case worker -- is a serious concern.
He added that he was 'very concerned' about the abscondence rate and that he has made finding absconders a priority.
Never you mind the perceived furtive abscondence of Miette these days.
So listening to the warnings of his friends, he fled into hiding somewhere in the city of London, "a place of retirement and abscondence."
The true cause of its abscondence, as in so much else of his work, was undoubtedly that ultra-Bohemian quality of indifference which distinguished Diderot -- the first in a way, probably for ever the greatest, and, above all, the most altruistic of literary Bohemians.
It would be unkind to ask which of the "virtues" presided over Suzon's original acquaintance with her future husband, or whether the same or another undertook the charge of that wonderful six weeks 'abscondence of hers with him in this very uncle's house.
Although printed in the little fifty-five-volume  edition which for so many years represented Balzac, they were excluded, as noted above, from the statelier "Définitive," and so may have once more "gone into abscondence."
-- DYRS has a weak policy on abscondence and oversight.
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