One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
While not present at the event being referred to.‘two foreign suspects will be tried in absentia’
away, off, out, not present, non-attending, truantView synonyms
- ‘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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