absent without leave


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absent without leave

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

adj
(Military) military the full form of AWOL
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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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