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fugitive

  
  ( fugitives    plural  ) A fugitive is someone who is running away or hiding, usually in order to avoid being caught by the police.      n-count  
...the fugitive train robber.     
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fugitive

  
1   
      n   deserter, escapee, refugee, runagate     (archaic)   runaway  
2   
      adj   brief, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeing, fleeting, flitting, flying, fugacious, momentary, passing, short, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory, unstable  

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