in the absence of the defendant.
Abbreviation: abs. re.
(law) in the absence of the defendant
a person who is , especially from work or school. a person who himself or herself, as a landowner who does not live on certain property owned or a voter who is permitted to cast a ballot by mail. Contemporary Examples But absentee balloting is more vulnerable to fraud, not to mention the vaguaries of […]
- Absentee ballot
the ballot used for an absentee vote. Contemporary Examples Here in Jerusalem, I registered for an absentee ballot with a lovely Orthodox woman under a banner reading “I Vote Israel.” Hiring the Next Chief Rabbi Raphael Magarik October 4, 2012 On an absentee ballot mailed from Camp War Eagle, I voted John Kerry for president […]
- Absentee landlord
a landlord who owns but is not resident in a property. Historical Examples It is supplied by a corporation magnate removed from his audience in location, fortune, interest, and mood: an absentee landlord. The Art Of The Moving Picture Vachel Lindsay The evils of the absentee landlord are not confined to Ireland. The Leaven in […]
- Absentee vote
a vote cast by a person who, because of absence from usual voting district, illness, or the like, has been permitted to vote by mail.