from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Scots law, the act of a criminal absconding from justice.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Ravenswood, instead of being at freedom, and with fully liberty to solicit and act against me as you please, in defence of what you suppose to be your rights, would have been in the Castle of Edinburgh, or some other state prison; or, if you had escaped that destiny, it must have been by flight to a foreign country, and at the risk of a sentence of fugitation.”

    The Bride of Lammermoor


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.