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in ab·sen·tia

 (ĭn ăb-sĕn′shə, -shē-ə)
adv. Abbr. i.a.
While or although not present; in absence: was tried and convicted in absentia.

[Latin in absentiā : in, in + absentiā, ablative of absentia, absence.]
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in absentia

(ɪn æbˈsɛntɪə)
in the absence of (someone indicated): he was condemned in absentia.
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in ab•sen•tia

(ɪn æbˈsɛn ʃə, -ʃi ə)

adv. Latin.
in absence.
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in absentia

A Latin phrase meaning in someone’s absence.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: absentia - while absent; although absent; "he was sentenced in absentia"
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in absentia

[ˈinæbˈsentɪə] ADVin absentia
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If she does not return to Bahrain for the court date, the government will presumably try her in abstentia, leaving her in a situation of de facto political exile.
Of course, a major practical limitation for criminal UJ is obtaining custody over the world's war criminals and genocidaires, at least for nations that do not allow for trials in abstentia. Even given this limitation, the exercise of UJ is extremely rare.
NNA - Hussein Oneissi's Defence Attorney, Vincent Corsi Labrousse, said on Monday that the STL's prime goal was to reach the whole truth, refusing scenrios deeming Oneissi guilty for the mere fact that he's being tried in abstentia.
Les 4 accuses, Mustapha Badredine, Salim Ayache, Hussein Oneissi et Hassan Sabra, poursuivis pour actes de terrorisme, complot et homicide, seront juges in abstentia. L'inculpation d'un cinquieme suspect a ete aussi annoncee le 10 octobre 2013.
Le chef du bureau de la defense Francois Roux a de son cote souligne que "les proces in abstentia pourraient etre un progres pour la justice internationale".
The Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) Judge Daniel Bellemare has said that it is still too early to kick start the abstentia trials of the four Hizbullah men indicted in the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, the Beirut daily AN NAHAR reported Wednesday.
Having already been convicted of drug trafficking in abstentia, he was summarily sentenced to 40 years in jail.