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in absentia

While one is not present. He was still on tour with his band, so the academy gave him the award in absentia. As the suspect had fled before the court proceedings, she was convicted in absentia.

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 funeral prayer in absentia was led by Federal Minister on Religious Affairs Sardar Yousaf at Faisal Mosque and was attended by Sartaj Aziz, Mian Muhammad Soomro, Incharge Affairs of Saudi Embassy and ambassadors of Islamic countries to Pakistan.
Thirwat Salah Shehata was arrested in a Cairo suburb, the sources said, adding he had been sentenced to death in absentia in the 1990s for an attempted assassination of a minister.
BEIRUT: Judges at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon ordered Friday that a fifth Hezbollah suspect accused of taking part in the Hariri assassination be tried in absentia.
The charges were brought against former Prime Minister Nikolai Tanayev, former Vice Minister of Finance Emirlan Toromyrzaev, Finance Minister's Advisor Aidar Akayev (President Akayev's son) in absentia.
Nasiriyah / NINA / A police force in Dhi Qar province arrested / 8 / wanted men, two of them have been sentenced to life in absentia, during a raid carried out by the provincial police in different areas in the province.
Six other men standing trial in the same case remain on the run and are being tried in absentia.
Cairo: A Cairo court on Tuesday sentenced Egypt's former finance minister Yussef Boutros-Ghali to life in prison in absentia on corruption charges, judicial sources said.
However, he is believed to be abroad and was sentenced in absentia.
Al-Hashemi rejected a guilty verdict and death sentence passed on him in absentia as "politically motivated".
The court also tried his secretary and son-in-law Ahmed Qahtan in absentia and sentenced him to death.
London, Rajab 27, 1433, Jun 17, 2012, SPA -- Groups of Muslims performed the funeral prayer in absentia for Crown Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, in the Islamic Cultural Center, London Central Mosque and a number of mosques in the United Kingdom today.
Summary: An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a policemen to five years in prison for killing protesters, in a retrial that overturned an initial death sentence in absentia, judicial sources said.
CAIRO (TAP) - An Egyptian court sentenced five policemen to 10 years in prison in absentia on Tuesday for killing protesters, in a rare conviction of security officials accused of using deadly force against the demonstrations that overthrew Hosni Mubarakin2011.
Bellemare said in a document posted on the STL's website: "It is premature to initiate trial in absentia.
Tunisian former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced in absentia to 16 years in prison by a Tunis court for for corruption and estate fraud.