- Rhymes: -iː
- A person who is absent from his or her employment, school, post, duty, etc.
- Patrono:Especially A landholder who lives in another district or country than the one in which his estate is situated.
- 1840, Lord Byron, "Letter 374: to Mr. Moore (24 May 1820)," in The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, John Murray (London), p. 317:
- My trustees are going to lend Earl Blessington sixty thousand pounds (at six per cent.) on a Dublin mortgage. Only think of my becoming an Irish absentee!
- Patrono:R:Webster 1828
- absentee in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “absentee” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
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