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English

Etymology 1

From Middle French absent < Old French ausent < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] absent-, the stem of absens, present participle of abesse (to be away from), formed from ab + esse (to be).

Pronunciation

Adjective

absent (not comparable)

Positive
absent

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.
  2. Not existing; lacking.
    The part was rudimental or absent.
  3. Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied.
    • (A date for this quote is being sought): Chesterfield — What is commonly called an absent man is commonly either a very weak or a very affected man.
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Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] absente (being absent)

Preposition

absent

  1. without
    The gross value represents returns absent both taxation and interest on the investment’s cash component.
    • 1919, State vs. Britt, Supreme Court of Missouri, Division 2, in The Southwestern Reporter, page 427
      If the accused refuse upon demand to pay money or deliver property (absent any excuse or excusing circumstance) which came into his hands as a bailee, such refusal might well constitute some evidence of conversion, with the requisite fraudulent intent required by the statute.
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Etymology 3

From Old French, from Late Latin absentare (keep away, be away).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to absent

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to absent (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To go away from a place; to leave.
    • (A date for this quote is being sought): Addison — If after due summons any member absents himself, he is to be fined.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To withhold from being present
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French

Pronunciation

Adjective

absent m. (f. absente, m. plural absents, f. plural absentes)

  1. absent

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