absent without leave

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absent without leave (AWOL)

Etymology: L, absentia
a term used to describe a patient who departs from a psychiatric facility without authorization or from a medical facility against medical advice.
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Two separate motions were moved by members of MQM and JUI-F saying that seats of 28 members of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf be declared vacant under clause (2) of Article 64 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, who were absent without leave of the Assembly, for forty consecutive days of its sittings.
The 24-year-old, of Groes Lwyd, Abergele, was handed five months' detention by a court martial at Catterick in March, after admitting two counts of being absent without leave (AWOL).
A full investigation is carried out whenever someone is absent without leave and, where necessary, action is taken to improve security and leave arrangements.
Suzanne Swift, the soldier who faces a summary court-martial for being absent without leave for 123 days, is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a document spelling out the facts that both she and the military prosecutor agree on.
Incredibly, three months later, the Army insist he is not dead but absent without leave.
A spokeswomen for County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust said: "There was an incident on August 6 at around 10pm which involved a patient being absent without leave for a short time.
England were in front after only nine minutes when a through ball by Norwich's Ryan Jarvis found the French absent without leave.
It is understood the Army contacted police after L Cpl Atkinson was declared absent without leave when he failed to return to his base at Waterbeach barracks, near Cambridge, on January 4.
AT least 3,300 soldiers - the equivalent of FIVE battalions - went absent without leave for more than three weeks last year, it was revealed yesterday.
He never finished, however, and was reported absent without leave 27 days later, officials said.
8 and we are in the process of listing him as absent without leave,' Albayalde said in an interview.
31, 2016 and went absent without leave, fearing for his and his family's lives.