in absentia

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Borrowed from Latin in + absentia (absence).

Prepositional phrase[edit]

in absentia

  1. (law) While not present; while absent
    The defendant was convicted in absentia after fleeing during the trial.
  2. (transferred sense, possibly proscribed) Absent in general; not present.
    Since then, the ex-minister has been in absentia, likely relaxing on his private yacht.
    • 2016, Yuu Kamiya, translated by Daniel Komen, No Game No Life, volume 4:
      At Sora’s involuntary acknowledgment of their crew currently in absentia, Shiro nodded.