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A unit of weight used in countries bordering on the Mediterranean and in nearby areas, varying in different regions from about 1 to 5 pounds (0.45 to 2.25 kilograms).

[Arabic raṭl, riṭl, possibly from Greek litra.]
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n, pl rotls or artal (ˈɑːtɑːl)
(Units) a unit of weight used in Muslim countries, varying in value between about one and five pounds
[C17: from Arabic ratl, perhaps from Greek litra a pound]
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(ˈrɒt l)

n., pl. rotls, ar•tal (ˈɑr tɑl)
a unit of weight used in SW Asia and N Africa, varying widely in value, but often equal to about one pound.
[1605–15; < Arabic raṭl < Greek lítra or Latin lībra pound]
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Noun1.rotl - a unit of weight used in some Moslem countries near the Mediterranean; varies between one and five pounds
weight unit, weight - a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"
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A restriction on ROTL in the first three months after transferring to open conditions will be lifted, while overnight release from open prisons can now be considered at an earlier stage.
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The report said: "There were clearly a number of opportunities, not only to stop his ROTL (Release on Temporary Licence), but to remove him from open conditions...
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A spokesman for West Yorkshire Probation Board said Cardno was allowed out on Release on Temporary Licence (ROTL).