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in absentia

(in ab-sensh-ee-ah) adj. or adv. phrase. Latin for "in absence," or more fully, in one's absence. Occasionally a criminal trial is conducted without the defendant being present when he/she walks out or escapes after the trial has begun, since the accused has thus waived the Constitutional right to face one's accusers. During the War Crimes trials following World War II, it was employed against Nazis who had committed atrocities and then disappeared, the most famous being Martin Bormann, Hitler's closest aide.

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Brazilian judges in December ordered the arrest of the Italian, who fled his home country decades ago and has been convicted of murder in absentia, and an extradition decree was signed a day later by outgoing president Michel Temer.
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Following nearly a 15-month investigation that was held by Chief Prosecutor Salem Bin Khadem, the employee was accused of abusing his authority at the Section, accepting bribes from others, accessing the internal classified filing system and changing the contents of judgements that judges handed out in absentia against defendants between January 2015 and March 2016.
An Egyptian military court has sentenced 418 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, mostly in absentia, to prison terms from two years to life imprisonment for involvement in violence at a police station in 2013.
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