- A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence.
- Not as in my presence only, but now much more in my . Phillippians 2:12
- Want; lack; destitution; withdrawal.
- In the of conventional law. - Kent
- Inattention to things present; abstraction (of mind); as, absence of mind.
- Reflecting on the little absences and distractions of mankind. - Addison
- To conquer that abstraction which is called . - Landor
Etymology: French, from Latin absentia. See also absent.
- Dutch: afwezigheid
- German: Abwesenheit , Fehlen
- Spanish: ausencia , falta
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