absente reo

[ab-sen-tee ree-oh]

adverb Law.

in the absence of the defendant. Abbreviation: abs. re.

Nearby words

  1. absence seizure,
  2. absent,
  3. absent without leave,
  4. absent-minded,
  5. absentation,
  6. absentee,
  7. absentee ballot,
  8. absentee landlord,
  9. absentee vote,
  10. absenteeism

Origin of absente reo

< Latin: literally, the party to the lawsuit (or the defendant) being away

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British Dictionary definitions for absente reo

absente reo

law in the absence of the defendant

Word Origin for absente reo

Latin, literally: the defendant being absent

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