Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To go in a clandestine manner out of the jurisdiction of the courts or to lie concealed, in order to avoid their process. To hide, conceal or absent oneself clandestinely, with the intent to avoid legal process. Smith v. Johnson, 48 Neb. 754, 62 N. W. 217; Hoggett v. Emerson, 8 Kan. 262; Ware v. Todd, 1 Ala. 200; Kingsland v. Worsham, 15 Mo. 657.