in absentia

in absentia

[in ab-sen-shuh, -shee-uh, -tee-uh]
Latin.
in absence.
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in absentia (ɪn æbˈsɛntɪə)
 
adv
in the absence of (someone indicated): he was condemned in absentia

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in 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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