abs. re

abs. re.

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absente reo

[ab-sen-tee ree-oh]
adverb Law.
in the absence of the defendant. Abbreviation: abs. re.

< Latin: literally, the party to the lawsuit (or the defendant) being away

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absente reo (æbˈsɛntɪ ˈriːəʊ)
law in the absence of the defendant
[Latin, literally: the defendant being absent]

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