absentee

noun ab·sen·tee \ ˌab-sən-ˈtē \

Definition of absentee

:one that is absent: such as
a :a proprietor that lives away from his or her estate or business
b :one missing from work or school

absentee

adjective

Examples of absentee in a Sentence

  1. There were 10 sick absentees that day.

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Origin and Etymology of absentee

borrowed from Anglo-French abscenté "person holding property in Ireland but illegally resident in England," from past participle of absenter "to be absent," verbal derivative of absent 1absent



ABSENTEE Defined for English Language Learners

absentee

noun

Definition of absentee for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is not present in a usual or expected place : a person who is absent


ABSENTEE Defined for Kids

absentee

noun ab·sen·tee \ ˌab-sən-ˈtē \

Definition of absentee for Students

:a person who is not present

Law Dictionary

absentee

noun ab·sen·tee \ ˌab-sən-ˈtē \

legal Definition of absentee

:one that is absent: as
a :a proprietor who lives away from his or her business or estate
b :a potential party to a legal action who is not present or does not have a representative present at a proceeding

absentee

adjective


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