Word of the Day : August 26, 2021
What It Means
A fugitive is a person who runs away to avoid being captured or arrested.
// News channels showed frequent descriptions of the fugitive.
“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.”