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furlough
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furlough
as in:  received a hardship furlough


The prisoner received a weekend furlough to visit her children.
  an excused vacation from military duty or prison; or the granting of such a break
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On rare occasions, the term may be used in a similar way in other contexts. For example, it could refer to a vacation back home for a missionary.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   furlough [6]
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