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furlough


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furlough  \Fur"lough\,  n.  [Prob.  fr  D.  verlof  fr  a  prefix  akin 
  to  E.  for  +  the  root  of  E.  lief,  and  akin  to  Dan.  forlov  Sw 
  f["o]rlof,  G.  verlaub  permission.  See  {Life},  a.]  (Mil.) 
  Leave  of  abserice  especially,  leave  given  to  an  offcer  or 
  soldier  to  be  absent  from  service  for  a  certain  time;  also 
  the  document  granting  leave  of  absence. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furlough  \Fur"lough\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Furloughed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Furloughing}.]  (Mil.) 
  To  furnish  with  a  furlough;  to  grant  leave  of  absence  to  as 
  to  an  offcer  or  soldier. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  furlough 
  n  :  a  temporary  leave  of  absence  from  military  duty 
  v  :  dismiss,  usually  for  economic  reasons  [syn:  {lay  off}] 




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