- In absentia is defined as in absence, or even though not present.
An example of in absentia is a master’s degree presented even though the student couldn’t attend the graduation ceremony.
although not present: to receive a college degree in absentia
Origin of in absentiaClassical Latin literally , in absence
While or although not present; in absence: was tried and convicted in absentia.
Origin of in absentiaLatin in absentiā : in, in + absentiā, ablative of absentia, absence.
- (law) While not present; while absent
- The defendant was convicted in absentia after fleeing during the trial.
in absentia - Legal Definition
In the absence of.