in absentia [in ab sen′s̸hə, ab sen′s̸hē ə]
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.
in absentia definition by Webster's New World
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although not present: to receive a college degree in absentia
Origin: Classical Latin literally , in absence
in absentia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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adverb Abbr. i.a.
While or although not present; in absence: was tried and convicted in absentia.
Origin: Latin in absentiā : in, in + absentiā, ablative of absentia, absence.
in absentia - Legal Definition
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in absentia - Phrases/Idioms
While not present, as in He was tried and convicted in absentia, or He was awarded his degree in absentia. This expression is Latin for “in absence”; its use in English dates from the late 1800s.