absenter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

absent +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

absenter (plural absenters)

  1. One who stays away; one who absents herself or himself. [First attested in the late 16th century.][1]
    • 1621, Thomas Taylor, The Parable of the Sower and the Seed, London: John Bartlet, p. 259,[1]
      [] if many of them that vse the meanes of saluation, shall not bee saued, where shall wilfull Recusants, obstinate absenters, and carelesse contemners of the Word, appeare?
    • 1966, Robert Louis Stevenson, The Pentland Rising: A Page of History, Edinburgh: Andrew Elliot, Chapter 1, p. 4,[2]
      It was little to be wondered at, from this account that the country-folk refused to go to the parish church, and chose rather to listen to outed ministers in the fields. But this was not to be allowed, and their persecutors at last fell on the method of calling a roll of the parishioners’ names every Sabbath, and marking a fine of twenty shillings Scots to the name of each absenter.

Adjective[edit]

absenter

  1. (rare) comparative form of absent: more absent

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 8

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

absent +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

absenter

  1. (reflexive) to leave; to absent oneself

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

absenter

  1. inflected form of absent

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

absenter

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of absentō