Definition of in absentia adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


in absentia

BrE BrE//ˌɪn æbˈsenʃiə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪn æbˈsenʃiə//
(from Latin)
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while not present at the event being referred to Two foreign suspects will be tried in absentia. Word OriginLatin, ‘in absence’. Word OriginLatin, ‘in absence’.
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