• WordNet 3.6
    • n absentee one that is absent or not in residence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: David Wolf was the first person to cast an absentee ballot from space. In November 1997, he cast a vote via e-mail for the mayor of Houston while onboard the space station Mir.
    • n Absentee 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 .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Texas is the only state that allows its residents to cast absentee ballots from space. This is because the Houston Space Center is home to most of the United States' astronauts.
    • n absentee One who is absent; more narrowly, one who withdraws from his country, office, estate, post, duty, or the like. Specifically applied, generally by way of reproach, to landlords and capitalists who derive their income from one country, but spend it in another in which they reside.
    • n absentee In law, one who is without the jurisdiction of a particular court or judge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Absentee one who is absent on any occasion: one who makes a habit of living away from his estate or his office
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. absent-, pr.p. of absumab, away from, sum, esse, to be.


In literature:

On the whole she might do both, as the delay of the absentees longer was in the nature of things impossible.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Time had not been absent with the pensive absentee.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
He governed his estate as an absentee landgrave, through agents.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
The deserters and absentees will be too many for them perhaps, at this late day.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Absentee ownership is the chief disability of the monopoly.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
Their regiments were not improved by the trip through the mountains, and the list of absentees from each was large.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
Captains will report absentees without leave, to the commanding officer.
"Our campaign around Gettysburg" by John Lockwood
I cannot tell; I was busy watching the business partner; I had no time to hunt up absentees.
"Upon The Tree-Tops" by Olive Thorne Miller
God and Christ, I repeat, are absentees.
"Euphorion" by Vernon Lee
March made indignant gestures in obvious allusion to distant absentees.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable

In news:

Vote counters were still tallying absentee ballot s several hours after the polls closed in Florida on Tuesday.
DOJ sues state for missed absentee ballot deadlines.
Absentee ballot count expected to be completed Friday.
The count of more than 2,700 absentee ballot s from Tuesday's election began Thursday morning and is expected to be completed Friday, Washington County Election Director Kaye Robucci said.
About 4,000 absentee ballot s in Erie County are expected to be counted by Friday, but a county election official said they would not change the outcome of any races.
Tom Quigley waiting for absentee ballot count.
POTTSTOWN — With possibly more than a thousand absentee votes to be counted by Montgomery County election officials, Rep Tom Quigley is not ready to concede his close race for the state's 146th District.
Legal action in Florida over absentee ballot debacle.
BOE workers in Miami County work to contact voters who never received their requested absentee ballot s.
Gloria Hall, left, of Worcester answers a question Friday for Li Chen, also of Worcester, about her absentee ballot at Worcester City Hall.
PAUL BILODEAU/Staff photo Natalie Robinson, 67, of Haverhill receives her absentee ballot from Haverhill head clerk Judith Sirois at the clerks office in City Hall Friday afternoon.
Vendor blamed for absentee ballot problems in Ohio.
Elections officials in a western Ohio county say a ballot vendor is to blame for a pair of absentee ballot problems that affect more than 240 voters.
The Miami County Board of Elections said more than 200 voters in the area north of Dayton were accidentally sent two absentee ballot s each instead of one.
The deadline to return an absentee ballot has been extended until 5 pm Monday, Nov 5.

In science:

To Bob, Ryan and Sarah, my deepest thanks for putting up with an absentee wife and mom on so many occasions.
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