absente reo

ab·sen·te reo | \ab¦sentēˈrē(ˌ)ō\

Definition of absente reo 

: the defendant being absent

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First Known Use of absente reo

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for absente reo

New Latin

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The first known use of absente reo was in 1894

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to reject or criticize sharply

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