Definition of fugitive:
- 1. Temporary, transient. 2. Wandering, flying; noting certain inconstant symptoms.
- Volatile; apt to flee away; readily escaping or disappearing; fleeting; not fixed or durable; fleeing from danger, pursuit, or duty; wandering; vagabond.
- One who flees from his station, duty, or danger; one who has taken refuge from punishment under another power; one not easily caught. Fugitive compositions, such as are short and occasional, written in haste or at intervals, and considered to be fleeting and temporary.
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Quotes for fugitive:
The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals. - Edward Blake
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