Complete Definition of "absentee"

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English

Etymology
suffix|absent|ee

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iË|-iË

Noun
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  1. A person who is absent from his or her employment, school, post, duty, etc.
  2. context|especially|UK|historical A landholder who lives in another district or country than the one in which his estate is situated.

#*1840, w:George_Byron,_6th_Baron_Byron|Lord Byron, "Letter 374: to Mr. Moore (24 May 1820)," in The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, John Murray (London), p. 317,
#:My trustees are going to lend Earl Blessington sixty thousand pounds (at six per cent.) on a Dublin mortgage. Only think of my becoming an Irish absentee!

Related terms
absenteeism

References
R:Webster 1828|absentee
R:Webster 1913|absentee
R:Dictionary.com|absentee

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