Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
While not present at the event being referred to.‘two foreign suspects will be tried in absentia’
away, off, out, not present, non-attending, truant
- ‘I will not participate in the Case Western Reserve University Commencement Exercises on May 18 and wish to receive my degree in absentia.’
- ‘On December 18, 1792 Thomas Paine was tried in absentia in England for sedition, and convicted.’
Latin, ‘in absence’.
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