in absentia

adverb
in ab·​sen·​tia | \ˌin-ab-ˈsen(t)-sh(ē-)ə \

Definition of in absentia 

: in absence gave him the award in absentia

Examples of in absentia in a Sentence

She was convicted of the crime in absentia.

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Both were sentenced in absentia while in Britain, where Sharif’s critically ill wife is hospitalized. Zaheer Babar, BostonGlobe.com, "Pakistan ex-PM’s party: Police arresting Sharif’s supporters," 12 July 2018 The same court convicted Browder of tax evasion in another trial in absentia in 2013. Washington Post, "Russia critic Browder says he’s been arrested in Spain," 30 May 2018 There aren’t separate in absentia statistics just for asylum-seekers caught entering the US. Dara Lind, Vox, "A new study blows up Trump’s “catch-and-release” myth," 11 July 2018 Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was convicted in absentia and sentenced to 10 years in prison on corruption charges Friday. Renae Reints, Fortune, "Former Pakistani Prime Minister Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison," 6 July 2018 He was convicted of tax fraud by a Russian court in absentia and sentenced to nine years in prison. Sophia Kishkovsky, New York Times, "Moscow Theater Rebels, Husband and Wife, Are Dead," 8 June 2018 Khan also used the venue to criticize former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in absentia last week by an anti-graft tribunal over the purchase of luxury apartments in London. Washington Post, "Pakistan opposition leader Khan unveils election platform," 9 July 2018 Khan also used the venue to criticize former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in absentia last week by an anti-graft tribunal over the purchase of luxury apartments in London. Munir Ahmed, The Seattle Times, "Pakistan opposition leader Khan unveils election platform," 9 July 2018 Sharif, who is in London with his ailing wife, was not in the courtroom for the verdict and was sentenced in absentia. Munir Ahmed, Fox News, "Pakistani court sentences ex-PM Sharif to 10 years in prison," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of in absentia

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for in absentia

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in absentia

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of in absentia

: without being present

in absentia

adverb
in ab·​sen·​tia | \ˌin-ab-ˈsen-chə \

Legal Definition of in absentia 

: in absence sentenced in absentia

History and Etymology for in absentia

Latin

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