ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE (AWOL)

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the act of being absent from one's responsibility without permission- commonly referred to in military and government positions- a frequent reason for punishment.

ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE (AWOL): "The young sailor had his pay docked for thirty days and was ordered to remain on his boat for the duration after being declared AWOL."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE (AWOL)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/absence-without-leave-awol/ (accessed June 27, 2022).

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