a person who is absent, especially from work or school.
a person who absents himself or herself, as a landowner who does not live on certain property owned or a voter who is permitted to cast a ballot by mail.

1530–40; absent + -ee

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absentee (ˌæbsənˈtiː)
a.  a person who is absent
 b.  (as modifier): an absentee voter

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However, the bond commission has been an absentee landlord giving out high bond
  ratings on loan packages from subprime lenders.
But no one could accuse him of being an absentee dad.
He likened the situation to allowing absentee balloting after an election has
  already ended.
Kern, the absentee owner of fifty acres, felt guilty at the rarity of his
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