Absentee ownership is at the bottom of the trouble in either case.
A year went over their heads, and yet another, but no news of the absentee.
Twenty had changed to fifteen and fifteen to ten, but there was no news of the absentee.
The problem of absentee landlordism was exciting Ireland in these years.
He was invited to become an absentee at his earliest convenience.
An absentee landlord, too,' grumbled Mrs Pansey, resentfully.
To do this he must be in residence, but, generally, he is an absentee.
During a considerable portion of the term he must have been an absentee.
In short, the estate shows as if it had an absentee owner, or none at all.
At the breakfast table the next morning there was one absentee.