American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that is absent.
- adj. Of or relating to one that is absent.
- adj. Not in residence: absentee landlords. See Usage Note at -ee1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is absent; more narrowly, one who withdraws from his country, office, estate, post, duty, or the like. Specifically applied, generally by way of reproach, to landlords and capitalists who derive their income from one country, but spend it in another in which they reside.
- n. In law, one who is without the jurisdiction of a particular court or judge.
- n. One that is nonextistent or lacking.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who absents himself from his country, office, post, or duty; especially, a landholder who lives in another country or district than that where his estate is situated.
- n. one that is absent or not in residence
- absent + -ee (Wiktionary)
“It was only from 2002 to 2004 that I tried the mail-in "absentee" route, mainly because my polling station in Issaquah was across town and difficult to reach.”
“The general impression is that that Arsenal's defence has been unsatisfactory since, in particular, the centre-half Thomas Vermaelen became a long-term absentee.”
“Overall, hundreds of thousands more Old Line State residents are likely to cast their ballots between now and Election Day at early voting centers, which are open until this Thursday, or through mail-in absentee ballots.”
“Following the departure of Cesc Fábregas and Samir Nasri, with Jack Wilshere a long-term absentee and Aaron Ramsey still feeling his way back to full effectiveness, the team as a whole lack the confidence to execute the sort of one-touch interplay Wenger favours.”
“In the last ten days of the race, we started getting panicked reports at the White House about discouraging numbers being produced in absentee voting and early voting as our base just lost interest in the race, and we ended up losing 52 seats.”
“With Robin van Persie and Laurent Koscielny – who were missing against Stoke – awaiting fitness tests on Friday the manager may have to field a team against Birmingham City at Wembley missing five frontline players, because Thomas Vermaelen is a long-term absentee.”
“Still the only obvious absentee is the Insurance industry.”
“With long lines for early voting and a spike in absentee ballots, the turnout Tuesday is expected to break records in North Carolina because of the tough-fought Democratic presidential primary.”
“To make matter more complicated, the state Supreme Court ruled that counties could count certain absentee ballots that the Franken campaign argued were improperly rejected.”
“The author has already imagined herself as an absentee from the poetic milieu, dead perhaps, having already become a topic of academic research, her poetic corpus now dissected and explained for use in a classroom.”
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