in absentia

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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.]

in absentia

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

in ab•sen•tia

(ɪn æbˈsɛn ʃə, -ʃi ə)

adv. Latin.
in absence.

in absentia

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

in absentia

[ˈinæbˈsentɪə] ADVin absentia
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Conditional arraignment allows the court to have jurisdiction and try the accused in abstentia if the accused fails to return to the country.
91) Indeed, when faced the next year with a continued lack of compliance from the United Kingdom, the United States, and NATO in arresting indictees, Goldstone proceeded--despite the legalistic reservations of prosecutorial staff--with in abstentia hearings to pressure international authorities to apprehend two high-profile indictees, a process that drove Radovan Karadzic out of elected office.
Ex-governor Chhouk Bandith of Bavet town, convicted in abstentia in 2013, turned himself into police Saturday after more than two years on the run.
Should a second Cold War erupt, in whatever form, future historians will likely find Russia and the United States both guilty, one for aggression and the other in abstentia.
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.
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.
Le Monde wrote that at a time of boosting ties between France and Libya, Bull CEO Philippe Vannier was invited for a meeting with Libya's head of intelligence and Kadhafi's cousin, Abdallah Senoussi, who was condemned to a life prison term in abstentia by a French court in 1997 over the shooting down of a UTA passenger flight in 1989.
John Lester notes that "the role of music is generally negative in Conrad's work in fact, though, ironically, it is positive in abstentia in The Nigger of the "Narcissus" where Archie's concertina, which usually accompanies the songs (and helps the morale) of the crew, is stilled by the influence of the dying James Wait" (250).
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.