unauthorized absence

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Related to unauthorized absence: absent without leave
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Noun1.unauthorized absence - unauthorized military absenceunauthorized absence - unauthorized military absence  
defection, desertion, abandonment - withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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Funk, who is openly gay, was found guilty on September 6 of an unauthorized absence.
During the same time, he received 30 written notices to correct deficiencies including unauthorized absences, failing to follow orders and making illegal turns in the city garbage truck.
A security company sends random electronic signals from the box when a youth is supposed to be home and notifies corrections officials of unauthorized absences.