unexcused

adjective
un·​ex·​cused | \ ˌən-ik-ˈskyüzd How to pronounce unexcused (audio) \

Definition of unexcused

: not excused specifically : not officially excused or permitted an unexcused absence

Examples of unexcused in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Walking out of school is counted as an unexcused absence, according to the district's policy. NBC News, 24 Apr. 2021 Iyengar Lehman said a lack of windows and students’ being prohibited from leaving the downtown building for unexcused reasons is also a challenge. Lisa Rathke, The Enquirer, 31 Mar. 2021 Iyengar Lehman said a lack of windows and students’ being prohibited from leaving the downtown building for unexcused reasons is also a challenge. BostonGlobe.com, 31 Mar. 2021 Democrats made that more onerous in the House this year, by adopting rules that allow the speaker to fine any lawmaker whose unexcused absence prevents a quorum up to $500 a day. oregonlive, 29 Mar. 2021 Currently, unexcused absences in the Oregon House carry fines of up to $500 per session day. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, 12 Mar. 2021 Absenteeism can have major ramifications for a district's financial health, as schools reporting kids with 10 or more unexcused misses could lose state funds. Faimon Roberts, NOLA.com, 21 Nov. 2020 Now, if a student has an average grade of 70% or below or has three or more unexcused absences in a grading period, Texas districts can call them back to in-person learning. Erin Richards, USA TODAY, 14 Nov. 2020 Under the new guidance, districts now can deny virtual instruction to children with an average grade of less than 70 in their classes or at least three unexcused absences in a grading period. Jacob Carpenter, ExpressNews.com, 8 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of unexcused

circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unexcused was circa 1650

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27 Apr 2021

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“Unexcused.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexcused. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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