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Definition of Absentee

  ABSENTEE   noun
A person with an income who has had the forethought to remove himself from the sphere of exaction.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
?ćbs?n?ti: n. a person not present, esp. one who is absent from work or school. řabsentee landlord a landlord who lets a property while living elsewhere.

Last updated: 9/3/2011 12:48:30