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Greek - absence
Greek - in the absence of
Absence

AB'SENCE, n. L. absens, from absum, abesse, to be away; ab and sum.

1. A state of being at a distance in place, or not in company. It is used to denote any distance indefinitely, either in the same town, or country, or in a foreign country; and primarily supposes a prior presence. "Speak well of one in his absence."
2. Want; destitution; implying no previous presence. "In the absence of conventional law."
3. In law, non-appearance; a not being in court to answer.
4. Heedlessness; inattention to things present. Absence of mind is the attention of the mind to a subject which does not occupy the rest of the company, and which draws the mind from things or objects which are present, to others distant or foreign.


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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at http://www.swordsearcher.com.

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Absence'". "King James Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/kjd/view.cgi?number=T33>.

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