Absent fathers -- See Absentee fathers Here are entered works on fathers who have voluntarily or involuntarily relinquished custody of their natural born children after having kept them for a period of time after birth.
Absent treatment -- See Mental healing Here are entered works on the use of psychological or psychic means to treat illness. Works on the use of faith, prayer, or sacramental means to treat illness are entered under Spiritual healing.
Absolutism -- See Despotism Here are entered works on rule by a monarch with absolute, unlimited power. Works on government by a non-monarchical ruler with absolute, unlimited power are entered under Dictatorship.
Absorption -- See Also Light absorption Here are entered works on the process by which the energy of light radiation is transferred to a medium through which it is passing.