"in absentia" (Latin)

What does the Latin term in absentia mean?

"In absentia" is a Latin term that translates to "in absence." It is used to indicate that someone is not present or is absent during a particular event or legal proceeding, but their presence is acknowledged or their actions are considered nonetheless.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "in absentia":
  • The defendant was sentenced to five years in prison in absentia since they failed to appear in court for the trial.
  • The award ceremony proceeded, and the recipient was honored in absentia as they were unable to attend due to prior commitments.
  • The meeting proceeded with the discussion and decision-making, even though one of the key stakeholders participated in absentia via a video conference.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.