Legal Definition and Related Resources of Flight

Meaning of Flight

When used in connection with the prosecution of a crime means the defendant absented himself from the community of the crime out of sense of guilt or out of fear of, or to avoid arrest . Rowser v state (Ala- . Cr.App.) 346 So.2d533.

Flight Alternative Definition

In criminal law. The evading the course of justice by a man’s voluntarily withdrawing himself. 4 Bl. Comm. 387. See “Fugitive from Justice.”

Synonyms of Flight


  • absconding
  • avoidance
  • decampment
  • departing
  • departure
  • desertion
  • disappearance
  • ejfugium
  • elusion
  • escaping
  • evacuation
  • evasion
  • exodus
  • fleeing
  • fuga
  • hasty departure
  • hegira
  • leaving
  • removal
  • retreat
  • running away
  • Associated Concepts: flight fromjustice
  • fugitive from justice
  • unlawful flight to avoid prosecution

Related Entries of Flight in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

Browse or run a search for Flight in the American Encyclopedia of Law, the Asian Encyclopedia of Law, the European Encyclopedia of Law, the UK Encyclopedia of Law or the Latin American and Spanish Encyclopedia of Law.

Flight in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Aeronaut, Air Rights, Aircraft, Excessive Bail, Fugitive, Henfare.


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