in absentia

Definition of "in absentia"
  1. A Latin term that denotes a situation where something is performed or happens in a person's absence
How to use "in absentia" in a sentence
  1. The court issued the ruling in absentia because the defendant didn't attend the session.
  2. Sarah won the award in absentia, as she was unable to attend the ceremony due to illness.
  3. The university proceeded to hold the student's examination in absentia because she was studying overseas.

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