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

    To leave one's home, residence or known place of abode or to conceal one's self therein, with intent, in either case, to avoid detection or punishment for some public offense. Streep v. U. S., 160 U. S. 128, 16 Sup. Ct. 244, 40 In Ed. 365; Lay v. State, 42 Ark. 110; U. S. v. O'Brian, 3 Dill. 381, Fed. Cas. No. 15,908; United States v. Smith, 4 Day (Conn.) 125, Fed. Cas. No. 16,332; State v. Washburn, 48 Mo. 241.