absentee vote


a vote cast by a person who, because of absence from usual voting district, illness, or the like, has been permitted to vote by mail.

Nearby words

  1. absentation,
  2. absente reo,
  3. absentee,
  4. absentee ballot,
  5. absentee landlord,
  6. absenteeism,
  7. absentia,
  8. absently,
  9. absentminded,
  10. absidia

Origin of absentee vote

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35

Related formsabsentee voter, noun

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