Absentee meaning

ăbsən-tē
One that is absent.
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Relating to one that is absent.
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Not in residence.

Absentee landlords.

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As an absentee voter.

Voted absentee in the election.

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A person who is absent, as from work, school, etc.
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Designating or of a landlord or owner whose personal residence is distant from any other property owned, esp. from such property rented to another.
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A person who is not where he or she would normally be found, such as a place of residence or work.
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A person who is absent from his or her employment, school, post, duty, etc. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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(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.]
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One that is nonextistent or lacking.
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A voter that is not present at the time of voting; absentee voter. [First attested in the early 20th century.]
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Pertaining to one that is absent. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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Origin of absentee

  • absent +‎ -ee

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