absent without leaveabsent without leave
Mil. absent from duty without official permission but with no intention of deserting: abbrev. AWOL
absent without leave
Absent from one's assigned military post or duties without official permission; AWOL.
- In the armed forces, being absent from one's post without prior authorization.
absent without leave - Legal Definition
The act of being away from one’s military duties or post without permission but with no intent of deserting. Abbreviated as AWOL. See also desertion.