Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as absenteeism.

Etymologies

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absentee +‎ -ship

Examples

  • There was no positive decay or ruin, -- that Trevanion would never have allowed; but there was the dreary look of absenteeship everywhere.

    The Caxtons — Volume 10

  • It was on the bend of the river, a place chosen by an Irish gentleman, whose absenteeship seems of the wisest kind, since, for a sum which would have been but a drop of water to the thirsty fever of his native land, he commands a residence which has all that is desirable, in its independence, its beautiful retirement, and means of benefit to others.

    At Home And Abroad Or, Things And Thoughts In America and Europe

  • It was on the bend of the river, a place chosen by an Irish gentleman, whose absenteeship seems of the wisest kind, since for a sum which would have been but a drop of water to the thirsty fever of his native land, he commands a residence which has all that is desirable, in its independence, its beautiful retirement, and means of benefit to others.

    Summer on the Lakes, in 1843

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