un·​ex·​cused | \ ˌən-ik-ˈskyüzd \

Definition of unexcused

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

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The policy on chronic absences includes excused and unexcused days out of the classroom. Jess Nocera, Howard County Times, "Howard school absentee rate is lowest in Maryland," 22 June 2018 This may have contributed to Brown’s unexcused absence from Steeler camp. Michael Salfino, WSJ, "At Least the Pittsburgh Steelers Have Good JuJu," 19 Sep. 2018 Someone from the department will become part of the team that will work with students who have had six or more unexcused absences. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit schools ramp up efforts to reduce chronic absenteeism," 25 June 2018 When the hospital’s chief of staff questioned the unexcused absence of the department, VA officials reassigned her and imposed a gag order on her. Anne Saker, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati VA turmoil: 3 patients sent elsewhere when surgery department closed for 4 days," 11 June 2018 For example, Eagan said a parent commits educational neglect when a child racks up a large number of unexcused absences from school and is failing academically. Josh Kovner, courant.com, "Child Advocate Expands Probe Into Use Of Home Schooling By Parents Suspected Of Abuse, Neglect," 6 June 2018 Eligibility would be from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, and employees would have to have a perfect attendance record with no unexcused absences, Councilman Jim Marker, R-1, said. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Airport asks Griffith to become partner in operations," 16 May 2018 City policy states that students who accrue more than 30 unexcused absences in a class during the school year should fail that class. Perry Stein, Washington Post, "Teachers at a D.C. school say seniors’ absences were erased, prompting investigation," 11 May 2018 Schools might mark participants as having an unexcused absence. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Students Walk Out of Schools in Protest Over Gun Violence," 20 Apr. 2018

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circa 1650, in the meaning defined above

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