Definition of fugitive noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfjuːdʒətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfjuːdʒətɪv//
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fugitive (from somebody/something) a person who has escaped or is running away from somewhere and is trying to avoid being caught a fugitive from justice one of the most wanted fugitives sought by the Italian police Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French fugitif, -ive, from Latin fugitivus, from fugere ‘flee’.
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