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One who has left, either temporarily or permanently, his or her domicile or usual place of residence or business. A person beyond the geographical borders of a state who has not authorized an agent to represent him or her in legal proceedings that may be commenced against him or her within the state.

An absentee landlord is an individual who leases real estate to another but who does not reside in the leased premises.

An absentee corporation is one that conducts business within a state other than the place of its incorporation but has not designated an agent for purposes of Service of Process, which might ensue from disputes involving its business transactions there.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ABSENTEE. One who is away from his domicil, or usual place of residence.
     2. After an absence of seven years without being heard from, the presumption of death arises. 2 Campb. R. 113; Hardin's R. 479; 18 Johns. R. 141 15 Mass. R. 805; Peake's Ev. c. 14, s. 1; 2 Stark. Ev. 457 8; 4 Barn. & A. 422; 1 Stark. C. 121 Park on Ins. 433; 1 Bl. R. 404; Burr v. Simm, 4 Wh. 150; Bradley v. Bradley, 4 Wh. 173.
     3. In Louisiana, when a person possessed of either movable or immovable property within the state, leaves it, without having appointed somebody to take care of his estate; or when the person thus appointed dies, or is either unable or unwilling to continue to administer that estate, then and in that case, the judge of the place where the estate is situated, shall appoint a curator to administer the same. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 50. In the appointment of this curator the judge shall prefer the wife of the absentee to his presumptive heirs, the presumptive heirs to other relations; the relations to strangers, and creditors to those who are not otherwise interested, provided, however, that such persons be possessed of the necessary qualifications. Ib. art. 51. For the French law on this subject, vide Biret, de l'Absende; Code Civil, liv. l tit.. 4. Fouss. lib. 13 tit. 4, n. 379-487; Merl. Rep. h.t.; and see also Ayl. Pand. 269; Dig. 50, 16, 198; Ib. 50, 16, 173; Ib. 3, 3,,6; Code, 7 32 12.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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uCategory No 4 : Absentees who have been charged for indiscipline or accused of other malpractices or criminal acts could also receive a discharge in accordance with existing Army legal procedures and regulations.
Under the new programme for delisting, absentees within the General Amnesty period are requested to directly reach their respective Regimental Headquarters either in person or by communication to receive their discharge from service within the specified period.
There was better news for Birmingham among primary age pupils, where the percentage of pupils classed as persistent absentees fell from 10.6 per cent to 10.4 per cent.
Nationally, the proportion of persistent absentees rose after several years of decline.
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Israels annexation and extension of the Absentees Property Law to occupied East Jerusalem is in violation of international law and has been strongly condemned by the United Nations.
According to Stop The Wall organization, The Absentees' Property Law (1950) is one of Israel's major legal instruments for seizing Palestinian property.
QUETTA -- The Balochistan government has finally launched a crackdown against the "absentee" doctors and other medical staff in the hospitals and other health institutions all over the province.
They show that in Coventry, 1,679 young people were categorised as persistent absentees.
In 2002, even before permanent absentees accounted for large percentages of voters, late absentee returns made the difference in a close primary race.
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Israeli police ordered Sabri Abu-Nab and Abdullah Abu-Nab, two Jerusalemite Palestinians, and their families to leave their homes before August 11, because the two properties are absentee.