in absentia

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

Definition of in absentia

  1. :  in absence gave him the award in absentia

Examples of in absentia in a Sentence

  1. She was convicted of the crime in absentia.

Origin and Etymology of in absentia

Latin


IN ABSENTIA Defined for English Language Learners

in absentia

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adverb

Definition of in absentia for English Language Learners

  • : without being present


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in absentia

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

Legal Definition of in absentia

  1. :  in absence sentenced in absentia

Origin and Etymology of in absentia

Latin


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