n.1.The act of absenting one's self.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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His mother encourages the boy to seek the world for such a girl, thereby acting as the impetus for the hero's departure on a quest or what Propp would designate as the first function (absentation) (Fiabe italiane 568).