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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The Minister gave strict suspension warning to all who will be absent without leave in future.
Investigators found Price was listed as absent without leave from the Army and wanted as a deserter, authorities said in the complaint.
Summary: Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, who went absent without leave rather than serve a second tour in Afghanistan, has been jailed.
A SOLDIER who went absent without leave (awol) rather than serve a second tour in Afghanistan was jailed for nine months yesterday.
BNP member Anthony Phipps, from Stechford, was thought to have been absent without leave for two months after claiming he felt "too threatened" to return to his barracks.
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Collette had earlier been fined EUR950 for being absent without leave in September 2007.
Privates Andrew Jones, from Aberdare, and his friend Andre Treble, both 22, were arrested on charges of going absent without leave from Buckley barracks in Wiltshire.
They have since been arrested on charges of going absent without leave.
A spokesman added: "He was not a prisoner so hasn't escaped as such but is classed as being absent without leave.
Most are male soldiers who have gone absent without leave for family reasons.
Soldiers are going absent without leave in droves following tours in Iraq, because the Army will not take their mental problems seriously, a programme claimed last night .