absentee


absentee
ab·sen·tee /ˌab-sən-'tē/ n: one that is absent: as
a: a proprietor who lives away from his or her business or estate
b: a potential party to a legal action who is not present or does not have a representative present at a proceeding
absentee adj

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

absentee
n. A person who is not where he or she would normally be found, such as a place of residence or work.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


absentee
One who has left, either temporarily or permanently, his or her domicile or usual place of residence or business. A person beyond the geographical borders of a state who has not authorized an agent to represent him or her in legal proceedings that may be commenced against him or her within the state.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


absentee
One who has left, either temporarily or permanently, his or her domicile or usual place of residence or business. A person beyond the geographical borders of a state who has not authorized an agent to represent him or her in legal proceedings that may be commenced against him or her within the state.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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