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
adv.
(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.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: DUI / DWI
Category: DUI / DWI & Traffic Tickets
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Traffic Tickets

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]
adj.
   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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • absentia — index absence (nonattendance) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 absentia …   Law dictionary

  • absentia — UK [æbˈsenʃə] US noun Phrase: in absentia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Absentia — vgl. Absence …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • absentia — n. in absentia (to be tried in absentia) * * * in absentia (to be tried in absentia) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • absentia — ab|sen|tia [ æb senʃə ] noun in absentia VERY FORMAL if something happens in absentia, the person involved is not present when it happens: Degrees may be awarded in absentia …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • absentia — [[t]æbse̱ntiə, AM se̱nʃə[/t]] PHRASE: PHR after v If something is done to you in absentia, it is done to you when you are not present. [FORMAL] He was tried in absentia and sentenced to seven years in prison …   English dictionary

  • absentia — noun in absentia formal when you are not at a court or an official meeting where a decision is made about you: They were sentenced in absentia …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • absentia — See: IN ABSENTIA …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • absentia — See: IN ABSENTIA …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • absentia — ab|sen|ti|a [æbˈsentiə] n formal [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: abesse; ABSENT1] in absentia when you are not at a court or an official meeting where a decision is made about you …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • absentia — ab|sen|tia [ap...] vgl. ↑in absentia …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”