Absentee Definition

ăbsən-tē
noun
A person who is absent, as from work, school, etc.
Webster's New World
One that is absent.
American Heritage
A person who is not where he or she would normally be found, such as a place of residence or work.
Webster's New World Law

(chiefly UK, historical) A landholder who lives in another district or country than the one in which his estate is situated. [First attested in the early 17th century.]

Wiktionary
A voter that is not present at the time of voting; absentee voter. [First attested in the early 20th century.]
Wiktionary
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adjective
Designating or of a landlord or owner whose personal residence is distant from any other property owned, esp. from such property rented to another.
Webster's New World
Relating to one that is absent.
American Heritage
Not in residence.
Absentee landlords.
American Heritage

Pertaining to one that is absent. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]

Wiktionary
adverb
As an absentee voter.
Voted absentee in the election.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Absentee

Noun

Singular:
absentee
Plural:
absentees

Origin of Absentee

  • absent +‎ -ee

    From Wiktionary

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