Define: Absentee

Absentee
Absentee
Quick Summary of Absentee

Absentee refers to a person who is not present or does not attend a particular event, meeting, or activity. In legal contexts, an absentee is someone who is absent from their usual place of residence or jurisdiction, often leading to complications in legal matters such as voting, estate administration, or court proceedings. The term may also refer to someone who is absent from work or duty without authorisation or excuse. Absentees may have specific rights or obligations depending on the circumstances, and their absence may require legal procedures to address their interests or responsibilities in their absence.

Full Definition Of Absentee

One who has left, either temporarily or permanently, his or her domicile or usual place of residence or business. A person beyond the geographical borders of a state who has not authorised an agent to represent him or her in legal proceedings that may be commenced against him or her within the state.

An absentee landlord is an individual who leases real estate to another but who does not reside in the leased premises.

An absentee corporation is one that conducts business within a state other than the place of its incorporation but has not designated an agent for purposes of service of process, which might ensue from disputes involving its business transactions there.

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This glossary post was last updated: 29th March 2024.

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