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in absentia

[in ab-sen-shuh, -shee-uh, -tee-uh] /ɪn æbˈsɛn ʃə, -ʃi ə, -ti ə/
Latin.
1.
in absence.
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in absentia

/ɪn æbˈsɛntɪə/
adverb
1.
in the absence of (someone indicated) he was condemned in absentia
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Idioms and Phrases with absentia
While not present, as in He was tried and convicted in absentia, or He was awarded his degree in absentia. This expression is Latin for “in absence”; its use in English dates from the late 1800s.
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