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Definition of in absentia adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


in absentia

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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