furlough

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From Dutch verlof, cognate with Danish forlov (furlough) (loaned from Middle Low German), German Verlaub (permission).

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furlough (plural furloughs)

  1. A leave of absence or vacation.
    1. (US) especially one granted to a member of the armed forces, or to a prisoner.
    2. (UK) especially one granted to a missionary.
  2. The documents authorizing such leave.
  3. (US) A period of unpaid time off, used by an employer to reduce costs.

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furlough (third-person singular simple present furloughs, present participle furloughing, simple past and past participle furloughed)

  1. (transitive) To grant a furlough to (someone).

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