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English definition of “fugitive”

fugitive

noun [C]     /ˈfjuː.dʒɪ.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/
a person who is running away or hiding from the police or a dangerous situation: Thousands of fugitives are fleeing from the war-torn area. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were fugitives from justice (= they ran away to avoid being tried in court).Runaways and refugees
(Definition of fugitive noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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