absente reo

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/æbˈsɛntɪ ˈriːəʊ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ab sentē  rēō)

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ab•sen•te re•o  (ab sentē  rēō),USA pronunciation [Law.]
  1. Lawin the absence of the defendant. Abbr.: abs. re.
  • Latin: literally, the party to the lawsuit (or the defendant) being away

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absente reo /æbˈsɛntɪ ˈriːəʊ/
  1. in the absence of the defendant
Etymology: Latin, literally: the defendant being absent
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