in someone's absence

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Definition of in someone's absence

1 : while someone is away The study was completed in her absence.
2 : in the place of someone who is not present He was asked to speak in his brother's absence.

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“In someone's absence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20someone%27s%20absence. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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