in absentia(redirected from In abstentia)
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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)
A Latin phrase meaning in someone’s absence.
|Adv.||1.||in absentia - while absent; although absent; "he was sentenced in absentia"|