absentees

absentee

[ab-suhn-tee]
noun
1.
a person who is absent, especially from work or school.
2.
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.

Origin:
1530–40; absent + -ee

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

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