Definition of 'absentee'
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For this important task the absentee owners turned to imperialism. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)Her family helped her to obtain an absentee ballot. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Notable absentees also include footballers and rugby players. The Sun (2011)For many years he must have been an absentee father. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An absentee owner and a club for sale. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is intended to oblige shareholders to engage with the companies they own and act less like absentee landlords. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There were two notable absentees yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You can't be an absentee landlord. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He didn't have an absentee father. Christianity Today (2000)The Danes were mainly absentee owners on sugar plantations. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)You're up against an absentee landlord. Times, Sunday Times (2013)An absentee father and husband, he had none of the usual trappings of normality. Notorious: The Maddest and Baddest Sportsmen on the Planet (2006)Many more are owned by absentee English landlords. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many of the buildings are empty, owned by absentee landlords who have for years left the council to do repairs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But the campaigners claim most of the money will go to absentee owners to help them reopen their gardens rather than rescue the workers from starvation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There was one notable absentee. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Local governments will no longer have to provide absentee ballots in elections, nor run programmes to help infants exposed to drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The folly and its two acres were sold to an absentee landlord, who may have bought the woodland property to avoid death duties. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In fact, just about the only significant absentee owner who spreads horses around is McManus. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Permanent Secretaries become absentee landlords. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The absentee owner has hardly been seen at Stamford Bridge this season as the wheels have come off for his struggling team. The Sun (2013)
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Used Occasionally. absentee is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'absentee'
British English: absentee NOUN
An absentee is a person who is expected to be in a particular place but who is not there.
British English: absentee ADJECTIVE
Absentee is used to describe someone who is not there to do a particular job in person.
Absentee fathers will be forced to pay child maintenance.
Definition of absentee from the Collins English Dictionary
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