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Noun: fugitive  fyoo-ji-tiv
  1. Someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
    "fugitives from the sweatshops";
    - runaway, fleer
     
  2. Someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
    - fugitive from justice
Adjective: fugitive  fyoo-ji-tiv
  1. Lasting for a markedly brief time
    "fugitive hours";
    - fleeting, momentaneous, momentary

Derived forms: fugitives

See also: short

Type of: criminal, crook, felon, individual, malefactor, mortal, outlaw, person, somebody, someone, soul

Encyclopedia: Fugitive