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.
to depart from military duty without leave.
to absent oneself without explanation.
(military) absent without leave; absent from one’s post or duty without official permission but without intending to desert
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.
Absent without leave
A person who is absent without leave (Armed forces fr WWI)
absent without leave
see: absent without leave
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