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.

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  • adv. While not present; while absent

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  • adv. while absent; although absent

Etymologies

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

Latin in absentiā : in, in + absentiā, ablative of absentia, absence.

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Latin in + absentia, absence

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