• (America) IPA: /ˌæb.sn̩ˈti/

absentee (plural absentees)

  1. A person who is absent from his or her employment, school, post, duty, etc. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  2. (chiefly, British, 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.]
  3. One that is nonexistent or lacking.
  4. A voter that is not present at the time of voting; absentee voter. [First attested in the early 20th century.]
Related terms Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: absentista

absentee (not comparable)

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

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