Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. While or although not present; in absence: was tried and convicted in absentia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. While not present; while absent

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. while absent; although absent

Etymologies

Latin in absentiā : in, in + absentiā, ablative of absentia, absence.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin in + absentia, absence (Wiktionary)

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