Definition of in absentia adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

in absentia

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//ˌɪn æbˈsɛnʃə//
 
, NAmE//ˌɪn æbˈsɛnʃiə//
 
(from Latin)
 
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while not present at the event being referred to Two foreign suspects will be tried in absentia.
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