nonappearance

noun
non·ap·pear·ance | \ˌnän-ə-ˈpir-ən(t)s \

Definition of nonappearance 

: failure to appear at an expected place or time a nonappearance in court

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The answer to Xi’s nonappearance may lie with the country’s complex internal politics. Jessica Meyers, latimes.com, "Why China's Xi Jinping is missing from the U.N. General Assembly," 19 Sep. 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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nonappearance

noun
non·ap·pear·ance | \ˌnän-ə-ˈpir-əns\

Legal Definition of nonappearance 

: failure to appear in court to prosecute or defend

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