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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that is absent.
  • adjective Relating to one that is absent.
  • adjective Not in residence.
  • adverb As an absentee voter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is absent; more narrowly, one who withdraws from his country, office, estate, post, duty, or the like.
  • noun In law, one who is without the jurisdiction of a particular court or judge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One that is nonextistent or lacking.

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

  • noun one that is absent or not in residence

Etymologies

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absent +‎ -ee

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