in absentia
in ab·sen·tia /ˌin-ab-'sen-chə/ adv [Latin]: in absence
sentenced in absentia

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

in absentia
(Latin) In absence; not physically present at an event.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

in absentia
(in ab-sen-shah) Latin for "in absence," or more fully, in one's absence.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

in absentia
n. Latin In the absence of.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

in absentia
[in ab-sensh-ee-ah]
   or adv. phrase. Latin for "in absence," or more fully, in one's absence. Occasionally a criminal trial is conducted without the defendant being present when he/she walks out or escapes after the trial has begun, since the accused has thus waived the constitutional right to face one's accusers. During the war crimes trials following World War II, it was employed against Nazis who had committed atrocities and then disappeared, the most famous being Martin Bormann, Hitler's closest aide.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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