absentee definition

  • noun:
    • One that is absent.
    • one that's nonextistent or lacking.
    • person who absents himself from his nation, workplace, post, or duty; particularly, a landholder whom life in another country or area than that where their estate is situated.
    • person who is missing; more narrowly, a person who withdraws from his nation, office, property, post, task, or perhaps the love.
    • In law, a person who is without jurisdiction of a certain courtroom or judge.
    • one that's missing or perhaps not in residence
  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding one that's missing.
    • Not in residence: absentee landlords. See Usage Note at -ee1.

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