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- n. A person who is convicted or accused of a crime that flees from law enforcement and runs across state lines to evade arrest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. one who, having committed a crime in one jurisdiction, flees or escapes into another to avoid punishment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
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A woman had phoned the Lost Hope substation, claiming that a fugitive from justice who had been featured on a recent edition of Unsolved Mysteries was staying at the Aces and Eights Motel.
Taking on a fugitive from justice to serve aboard a merchant ship was a violation of the Federation Maritime Code, but even the best- intentioned merchant captains could be fooled by cleverly forged papers.