Awol



away from military duties without permission, but without the intention of deserting.
a soldier or other military person who is absent from duty without leave.
go AWOL,

to depart from military duty without leave.
to absent oneself without explanation.

Contemporary Examples

During a moment of crisis, Mohammed Morsi was AWOL, sending the wrong signal to Americans and Egyptians alike.
How Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Failed Vivian Salama September 12, 2012

adjective
(military) absent without leave; absent from one’s post or duty without official permission but without intending to desert
adj.

also a.w.o.l., military initialism for absent without leave. The -o- seems to be there mostly so the initialism can be pronounced as a word. In U.S. military use at least from World War II, popular use by 1960.

adjective

Absent without leave

noun

A person who is absent without leave (Armed forces fr WWI)
absent without leave
see: absent without leave

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