abscond (v.) Look up abscond at Dictionary.com
"depart suddenly and secretly," especially to escape debt or the law, 1560s, from Middle French abscondre "to hide" and directly from Latin abscondere "to hide, conceal, put out of sight," from ab(s)- "away" (see ab-) + condere "put together, store," from assimilated form of com- "together" (see com-) + -dere "put," from PIE root *dhe- "to put, place" (source also of English do; see factitious). Related: Absconded; absconder; absconding.