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in absentia

  (formal)
if something happens to someone in absentia, they are not present when it happens to them The court convicted her in absentia and fined her $500.

in absentia

While not present, as in He was tried and convicted in absentia, or He was awarded his degree in absentia. This expression is Latin for "in absence"; its use in English dates from the late 1800s.
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The AC had handed down 3 years imprisonment each in two references to Rehman Malik in his absentia in these cases registered against him during Pervez Musharraf regime.
When he went to the prosecution a day later, he discovered that the case was referred to court and then received the prison sentence in absentia.
The defense counsel, representing the four members of Hezbollah indicted in the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, had argued in their motions that in absentia trials were a violation of human rights and that the accused were not properly notified of the charges against them.
Drivers who failed to fasten their seat belts were slapped with 5,115 fines including 3,387 in absentia, while those who jumped red lights got 2,093 out of which 2,004 were fined in absentia.
The law does not permit appeals to those convicted in absentia, Abdel-Maqsoud previously told Daily News Egypt.
BEIRUT: The Military Judiciary issued a death sentence in absentia against a Lebanese man and sentenced another to 20 years in prison over collaboration with Israel.
The accused had appeared in court earlier and pleaded not guilty, but the judge sentenced him in absentia as he missed more than one hearing.
The seven members who were tried in absentia received 10-year jail sentences.
SRINAGAR, May 08, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Leading the funeral prayers in absentia of slain Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden, Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani has asked people of Kashmir to pray for the safety of nuclear armed Pakistan.
On Wednesday, a Lebanese court sentenced to 15 years in prison 31 people accused of belonging to the al Qaeda-inspired Fatah-Islam movement, including the movement's leader, Shaker al-Absi, who was charged in absentia, reported the Egyptian daily ASH SHOROUK, Thursday.
LOS ANGELES: Lawyers for Roman Polanski have urged a judge to sentence the fugitive film-maker in absentia to resolve his decades old child-sex case.
Summary: A British court Thursday authorized the extradition of Algerian billionaire Rafik Khalifa to his country after he was sentenced to life imprisonment in absentia for fraudulent bankruptcy.
Luster, 39, the great-grandson of makeup pioneer Max Factor, was convicted in absentia and sentenced to 124 years in prison.
Nasdaq:DTSI) entertainment label, DTS Entertainment (DTSE), today announced a March 9th street date for the DVD-Audio version of Porcupine Tree's critically acclaimed album, "In Absentia.
Ten people were sentenced in absentia to death by hanging on Saturday morning on charges of murder, inciting violence and blocking a road.