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Definition of furlough:

  1. 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.
  2. To furnish with a furlough; to grant leave of absence to, as to an offcer or soldier.


dismissal, coffee break, career gapper, compassionate leave, absenteeism, ease out, stop, down time, comp time, leave, give someone notice, redundancy, pink slip, dismiss, ax, half-day, give up, retire, work, quit, discontinue, cease, fire, pay off, educational leave, pension off, lay off, discharge, break.

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