absent without leave
ab·sent with·out leave: absent from one's place of duty in the armed forces without authority

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

absent without leave
n. The act of being away from one's military duties or post without permission but with no intent of deserting. Abbreviated as AWOL.
See also desertion.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • absent without leave — n. Mil. absent from duty without official permission but with no intention of deserting: abbrev. AWOL …   English World dictionary

  • absent without leave — adjective : absent from one s place of duty in the armed forces without authority abbr. AWOL * * * Mil. See AWOL. * * * absent without leave, (of a soldier, sailor, or other military personnel) away from one s post without permission, but without …   Useful english dictionary

  • absent\ without\ leave — • AWOL • go AWOL • absent without leave adj Absent without permission; used mostly in the military. Jack left Fort Sheridan without asking his commanding officer, and was punished for going AWOL …   Словарь американских идиом

  • absent without leave — adjective Date: 1797 absent without authority from one s place of duty in the armed forces …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • absent without leave — Meaning Absent without permission. Origin Military origin. Often shortened to AWOL …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • absent without leave — ab′sent without leave′ adj. adv. mil See AWOL …   From formal English to slang

  • absent without leave — absent from military duties without authorization, AWOL …   English contemporary dictionary

  • absent without leave — adjective away from military duties without permission, but without the intention of deserting. Abbrev.: AWL …   Australian English dictionary

  • absent without leave — Mil. See AWOL. * * * …   Universalium

  • absent without leave — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. AWOL, truant …   English dictionary for students

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