absent parent
   a parent who does not live with his or her infant child or children
   Usually, the father, who is not just away on a business trip:
    We must be careful that we do not empty our surgeries of angry absent parents only to fill them with angry lone parents instead. {Daily Telegraph, 5 July 1994, quoting the British Social Security Secretary)
   See also lone parent and single parent.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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