Word Of The Day – Fugitive

Word of the Day : August 26, 2021


noun FYOO-juh-tiv

What It Means

fugitive is a person who runs away to avoid being captured or arrested.

// News channels showed frequent descriptions of the fugitive.

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“Subsequent to Hopkins’ arrest, an arrest warrant for his mother … was issued on July 9, 2021 for harboring a fugitive from justice.” — Kathleen Guill, The Frederick (Oklahoma) Press-Leader, 13 Jul. 2021

Did you know?

Fugitive was adopted into English as both a noun and an adjective in the 14th century from the Latin adjective fugitivus, which itself comes from the verb fugere, meaning “to flee.”