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used in 1776

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someone who is running away or hiding to avoid arrest or an unpleasant situation
  • I found by fair daylight, the enemy were through the wood and descending the hill on the north side, on which, with twenty of my fugitive guard being all I could collect, I took post on a height in their front at about half a mile's distance—which halted their column and gave time for Lord Stirling with his forces to come up.
    p. 171.7

There are no more uses of "fugitive" in 1776.

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