escape


escape
es·cape 1 vi es·caped, es·cap·ing: to depart from lawful custody with the intent of avoiding confinement or the administration of justice
escape 2 n
1: an act or instance of escaping
2: the criminal offense of escaping

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

escape
I verb abscond, achieve liberty, avoid, avoid arrest, avoid capture, avoid peril, become free, bolt, break from prison, break loose, break out, circumvent, decamp, depart custody, depart unlawfully, desert, disappear, elabi, elude, evade, evadere, find freedom, flee, fugere, gain liberty, get to safety, levant, make a getaway, run away, slip away, sneak off, steal away, take flight associated concepts: extradition, flight, forcible escape II index abscond, avoid (evade), circumvent, disappear, egress, elude, evacuate, evade (elude), exude, flee, impunity, issuance, leave (depart), outflow, parry, part (leave), quit (evacuate), retreat, shun

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


escape
in English law, the crime of breaking out of lawful confinement. It is also an offence to assist in the escape: Prison Act 1952; Criminal Justice Act 1961. For Scotland, See prison-breaking.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


escape
The criminal offense of fleeing legal custody without authority or consent.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


escape
The criminal offense of fleeing legal custody without authority or consent.

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