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Absentee

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Absente'e. n.s. He that is absent from his station or employment, or country. A word used commonly with regard to Irishmen living out of their country.

Then was the first statute made against absentees, commanding all such as had land in Ireland, to return and reside thereupon. Sir John Davies on Ireland.

A great part of estates in Ireland are owned by absentees, and such as draw over the profits raised out of Ireland, refunding nothing. Child's Discourse on Trade.

Sources: Child, Josiah (1) · Davies, John (45)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Absentee." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 28, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=840.


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