absent without leave


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absent without leave

adj.
Absent from one's assigned military post or duties without official permission; AWOL.

absent without leave

adj
(Military) military the full form of AWOL

AWOL

(pronounced as initials or ˈeɪ wɔl, ˈeɪ wɒl)

adj., adv.
1. away from military duties without permission, but without the intention of deserting.
n.
2. a soldier who is absent from duty without leave.
[1915–20; A(bsent)W(ith)o(ut)O(fficial)L(eave)]
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He had been arrested in October, 1996, for going absent without leave more than three years earlier, apparently to escape bullying.
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Two runaway army lovers who went absent without leave for seven months were yesterday sentenced to detention and demoted in rank by a court martial panel.
But the Ministry of Defence said that numbers going absent without leave have remained constant in recent years and fell back between 2004 and 2005, to the lowest level since 2001.
He went absent without leave a couple of times and was finally discharged on medical grounds after three and a half years service.
THE number of military personnel risking court martial by going Absent Without Leave is dramatically rising.
All three pled guilty at a court martial in Colchester, Essex, yesterday to possessing cannabis and being absent without leave.
After his tour of duty there, he was absent without leave on severeal occasions from the base, and he told his parents he was unhappy in the Royal Marines.
He had been docked nine days' pay and seven days' privileges by the RAF for being absent without leave but appealed, claiming to be a conscientious objector.
Runaway army lovers who went absent without leave for seven months were in custody yesterday after finally surrendering themselves to the military.