1. [ noun ] someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
Synonyms: runaway

"fugitives from the seatshops"

Related terms: person run
2. [ adjective ] lasting for a markedly brief time
Synonyms: momentary fleeting momentaneous

"a fleeting glance" "fugitive hours" "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass" "a momentary glimpse"

Related terms: short
3. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
Synonyms: fugitive_from_justice
Related terms: criminal escapee absconder