Meaning of absentee

ab•sen•tee

Pronunciation: (ab"sun-tē'), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who is absent, esp. from work or school.
  2. a person who absents himself or herself, as a landowner who does not live on certain property owned or a voter who is permitted to cast a ballot by mail.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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