a landlord who owns but is not resident in a property.
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 a Great City Lillian William Betts
The Roman gentleman may be regarded as an “absentee landlord,” giving this advice to his agent.
Library of the World’s Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII Various
Having large possessions in Utopia, he lives the care-free life of an absentee landlord.
By the Christmas Fire Samuel McChord Crothers
In Ireland, the absentee landlord is bitterly reproached for not administering his estate in person.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13 Elbert Hubbard
Clearly this, again, is not a case of the absentee landlord draining the lifeblood of the land to lavish it upon an alien soil!
Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (1 of 2) (1888) William Henry Hurlbert
An absentee landlord, be he ever so good, must delegate his power to an agent.
The Land-War In Ireland (1870) James Godkin
He promptly went to Milwaukee and secured five minutes of the time and attention of the absentee landlord.
The Evolution of the Country Community Warren H. Wilson
Of these latter a number came from Sicily, the island of the absentee landlord, where peasants die of hunger.
A Ten Year War Jacob A. Riis
An absentee landlord, wearing a coronet and loafing at the Court of Royalty, needs more money for his games.
The Fall of a Nation Thomas Dixon
a landlord who does not live in or near a property from which he draws an income
- 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.
frequent or habitual from work, school, etc.: rising absenteeism in the industry. the practice of being an . Contemporary Examples Plus, studies have shown that, by meeting nursing women’s needs, employers can lower rates of absenteeism and turnover. How Breast Pumps Became a Political Issue Danielle Friedman February 18, 2011 Historical Examples Are we to […]
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 “We have a pretty good lead, but who knows where the absentees are going […]
- In absentia
in the absence of the person involved: He was sentenced in absentia by the court. adverb in the absence of (someone indicated): he was condemned in absentia Latin, literally “in (his/her/their) absence” (see absence). While not present, as in He was tried and convicted in absentia, or He was awarded his degree in absentia. This […]
not in a certain place at a given time; away, missing (opposed to ): absent from class. lacking; nonexistent: Revenge is absent from his mind. not attentive; preoccupied; absent-minded: an absent look on his face. to take or keep (oneself) away: to absent oneself from a meeting. in the of; without: Absent some catastrophe, stock-market […]