Noun Absentment Definition and Examples


Noun:

Absentment

Pronunciation:

/əbˈsɛntm(ə)nt//abˈsɛntm(ə)nt/

Definition:
1.

noun

The action of absenting oneself; removal, withdrawal; absence.
    ((n.) The state of being absent; withdrawal.)


    Origin:
    Early 17th century; earliest use found in George Abbot (1562–1633), archbishop of Canterbury. From absent + -ment. Compare Middle French, French (rare) absentement action of absenting oneself, absence.

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