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n. One who absents himself from his country, office, post, home, or duty; especially, a landholder who lives in another country or district than that where his estate is situated. One who is away from his domicile, or usual place of residence. If a party is absent for seven years without being heard from, the presumption of death arises. A person who is not present where expected. A person of whom little or nothing may be known.

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