Voluntary escape

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(Law) the escape of a prisoner by the express consent of the sheriff.

See also: Voluntary

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Official Israeli histories of the country's establishment, especially those written for schoolchildren, have typically focused on the heroism of Israeli forces and glossed over the Palestinian flight, attributing the mass exile to voluntary escape if mentioning it at all.
And now, caught up in a way of life from which there seems to be no voluntary escape, we find ourselves complicit in human-induced climate change, with its concomitant degradation of habitat and destruction of species.
Placed on a broad continuum, it starts with those forced to emigrate by oppressive political regimes or voluntary escapes from equally oppressive patriarchal norms, to Canadian feminists working abroad in "aid" agencies, to post-emigres (those who have adopted Canada as their country of residence and action).
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