English[edit | edit source]

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

From Middle French absent < Old French ausent < Latin absent-, the stem of absens, present participle of abesse (to be away from), formed from ab + esse (to be).

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Absent (not comparable)


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  1. Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.
    Expecting absent friends.
  2. Not existing; lacking.
    The part was rudimental or absent.
  3. Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied.
    • 1746-1747, Chesterfield, Letters to his Son
    What is commonly called an absent man is commonly either a very weak or a very affected man.
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Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

From Latin absente (being absent)

Preposition[edit | edit source]


  1. without
    The gross value represents returns absent both taxation and interest on the investment’s cash component.
    • 1919, State vs. Britt, Supreme Court of Missouri, Division 2, in The Southwestern Reporter, page 427
      If the accused refuse upon demand to pay money or deliver property (absent any excuse or excusing circumstance) which came into his hands as a bailee, such refusal might well constitute some evidence of conversion, with the requisite fraudulent intent required by the statute.
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Etymology 3[edit | edit source]

From Old French, from Late Latin absentare (keep away, be away).

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to Absent

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to Absent (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive, with reflexive pronoun) To go away from a place; to leave.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To withhold from being present
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French[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Borrowed from Latin absens.

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Adjective[edit | edit source]

Absent m. (f. Absente, m. plural Absents, f. plural Absentes)

  1. absent
  2. absent-minded

Noun[edit | edit source]

Absent m. (plural Absents)

  1. absentee; missing person

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