Talk:absentia

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absentia

English. But it is only used in set phrases. I have added them as descendants in absentia#Latin. DCDuring TALK 02:35, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Keep. I certainly see the argument that absentia isn't English, only in absentia is; but since in is also a regular English word, it's not so simple as that. And we're descriptivist, which means that no matter how ugly we may find "in his absentia" and "in her absentia", we have to admit that absentia doesn't only exist in in absentia. —RuakhTALK 02:47, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Keep per Ruakh.​—msh210 (talk) 06:57, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Wow. Is that ever ugly usage! It never occurred to me to look for "in his/her/their absentia". Keep. DCDuring TALK 16:54, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Keep and explain better. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:10, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Nomination's been withdrawn, and no one else is saying to delete. Kept.​—msh210 (talk) 18:03, 24 January 2011 (UTC)