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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
absentee ballot
absentee landlord
absentee vote
▪ Although most of the important companies have signed up, two notable absentees are Abbott Laboratories and Upjohn.
▪ A notable absentee from the Wallasey side in recent weeks has been skipper Mark Anderson who is suffering from a back injury.
▪ Nor have they any legal commitment to managing the monstrous forests they created for their absentee landlords.
▪ Lowther was a confirmed Londoner and absentee landlord who took a keen interest in the detailed affairs of his estate.
▪ We run a management service which is essential for the absentee landlord.
▪ Also, it does not easily take into consideration key interests in housing such as absentee landlords letting as a business.
▪ The ... Act ... set out an entirely new regime for new lettings where they involved absentee landlords.
▪ Legislation was introduced to expropriate land from absentee landlords and redistribute it to peasants.
▪ As far as age was concerned, absentees were more likely to be senior pupils, S4 and above.
▪ Charles Haley and Deion Sanders were among the absentees.
▪ Each week the City Attendance Officer called to check the registers for absentees.
▪ However, in June, the majority of schools had 6% or more of their pupils as unauthorised absentees.
▪ In June, 27% of S4 were unauthorised absentees.
▪ We are able to identify absentees immediately and use the extra time to tackle the problem with academic counselling.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Absentee \Ab`sen*tee"\, n. One who absents himself from his country, office, post, or duty; especially, a landholder who lives in another country or district than that where his estate is situated; as, an Irish absentee.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1530s, from absent (v.) + -ee.


a. (context attributive English) Pertaining to one that is absent. (First attested in the mid 19th century.) n. 1 A person who is absent from his or her employment, school, post, duty, etc. (First attested around 1350 to 1470.)(R:SOED5: page=8) 2 (context chiefly British historical English) A landholder who lives in another district or country than the one in which his estate is situated. (First attested in the early 17th century.) 3 One that is nonexistent or lacking. 4 A voter that is not present at the time of voting; absentee voter. (First attested in the early 20th century.)


n. one that is absent or not in residence

Absentee (band)

Absentee are a band from London, signed to Memphis Industries. They are Dan Michaelson (vocals/guitar), Melinda Bronstein (vocals, keyboards, melodica, glockenspiel), Babak Ganjei (guitar/lap steel), Laurie Earle (bass) and Che Albrighton (drums).


Absentee may refer to:

  • Absentee (band), a British band
  • The Absentee, a novel by Maria Edgeworth, published in 1812 in Tales of Fashionable Life
  • The Absentee (film), a 1951 Mexican film
  • Absentee (album), an album from Pitch Black Forecast
Absentee (album)

Absentee is Pitch Black Forecast's debut CD featuring backing vocals from Randy Blythe of Lamb of God.

Usage examples of "absentee".

It would be awfully difficult for Gore to catch up to Bush before December 12unless a court disqualified enough Bush overseas absentee votes.

And there were problems with these votes, since the Sem-inole County Canvassing Board had allowed Republican Party volunteers to fill in missing data on absentee-ballot applications completed by registered Republicansa violation of Florida lawand many overseas absentee ballots from members of the armed forces lacked the postmarks required by law.

Gore effort to challenge absentee votes on a legal technicality, especially since the intent of these voters was quite clear.

And if the intent-of-the-voter standard is appropriate for counting all absentee ballots, even those that are not damaged and could have been counted by machine, then how can it be inappropriate for counting all damaged and undamaged ballots?

There were two significant challenges brought against the validity of absentee ballots.

Seminole County Canvassing Board allowed Republican Party volunteers to fill in missing voter registration numbers on applications submitted by registered Republican voters requesting absentee ballots.

The complaint further alleged that the office of the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections failed to inform the Democratic Party of the actions of the Republican Party volunteers and to afford them the same opportunity to correct defective requests for absentee ballots from Democratic Party members.

This created a problem because Florida law clearly requires all overseas absentee ballots to be postmarked by Election Day and received within ten days after the election.

Several lawsuits sought to ensure that these overseas absentee ballots were included in the final count.

With a few thousand absentee ballots still uncounted and Republican Perry Hooper appearing to be ahead, the Democrats rushed into court to ask a judge to change the rules.

The Alabama statute was very clear that the absentee ballots had to be notarized by the voter in order to be counted, and that procedure had been followed for years.

He always knew if someone was absent, but the rule of thumb was that unless he was asked a direct question he would not volunteer this information and therefore would not have to lie or turn the absentee in.

The Republicans had made a good showing in 1972, aided by the Nixon landslide, and they felt that if they could get enough absentee ballots thrown out, they might reverse the results of the local elections.

The people hauled in to testify about why they voted absentee offered a vivid picture of the fierce loyalties, rough politics, and economic pressures that shaped the lives of Arkansas hill people.

One man had to defend voting absentee at the last minute, without having applied in advance, as the law required.