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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fugitive  \Fu"gi*tive\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  flees  from  pursuit,  danger,  restraint,  service, 
  duty,  etc.;  a  deserter;  as  a  fugitive  from  justice. 
 
  2.  Something  hard  to  be  caught  or  detained. 
 
  Or  Catch  that  airy  fugitive  called  wit.  --Harte. 
 
  {Fugitive  from  justice}  (Law),  one  who  having  committed  a 
  crime  in  one  jurisdiction,  flees  or  escapes  into  another 
  to  avoid  punishment. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fugitive  \Fu"gi*tive\,  a.  [OE.  fugitif  F.  fugitif  fr  L. 
  fugitivus  fr  fugere  to  flee.  See  {Bow}  to  bend,  and  cf 
  {Feverfew}.] 
  1.  Fleeing  from  pursuit,  danger,  restraint,  etc.,  escaping, 
  from  service,  duty  etc.;  as  a  fugitive  solder;  a  fugitive 
  slave;  a  fugitive  debtor. 
 
  The  fugitive  Parthians  follow  --Shak. 
 
  Can  a  fugitive  daughter  enjoy  herself  while  her 
  parents  are  in  tear?  --Richardson 
 
  A  libellous  pamphlet  of  a  fugitive  physician.  --Sir 
  H.  Wotton. 
 
  2.  Not  fixed;  not  durable;  liable  to  disappear  or  fall  away 
  volatile;  uncertain;  evanescent;  liable  to  fade;  -- 
  applied  to  material  and  immaterial  things  as  fugitive 
  colors;  a  fugitive  idea. 
 
  The  me  more  tender  and  fugitive  parts  the  leaves  . 
  .  .  of  vegatables  --Woodward. 
 
  {Fugitive  compositions},  Such  as  are  short  and  occasional, 
  and  so  published  that  they  quickly  escape  notice. 
 
  Syn:  Fleeting;  unstable;  wandering;  uncertain;  volatile; 
  fugacious;  fleeing;  evanescent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fugitive 
  adj  :  lasting  for  a  markedly  brief  time;  "a  fleeting  glance"; 
  "fugitive  hours";  "rapid  momentaneous  association  of 
  things  that  meet  and  pass";  "a  momentary  glimpse"  [syn: 
  {fleeting},  {momentaneous},  {momentary}] 
  n  1:  someone  who  flees  from  an  uncongenial  situation;  "fugitives 
  from  the  seatshops"  [syn:  {runaway}] 
  2:  someone  who  is  sought  by  law  officers;  someone  trying  to 
  elude  justice  [syn:  {fugitive  from  justice}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Fugitive 
  Gen.  4:12,  14,  a  rover  or  wanderer  (Heb.  n'a);  Judg.  12:4,  a 
  refugee,  one  who  has  escaped  (Heb.  palit);  2  Kings  25:11,  a 
  deserter,  one  who  has  fallen  away  to  the  enemy  (Heb.  nophel); 
  Ezek.  17:21,  one  who  has  broken  away  in  flight  (Heb.  mibrah); 
  Isa.  15:5;  43:14,  a  breaker  away  a  fugitive  (Heb.  beriah),  one 
  who  flees  away 
 




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