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fur•lough



Pronunciation: (fûr'lō), [key]
n.
1. Mil.a vacation or leave of absence granted to an enlisted person.
2. a usually temporary layoff from work: Many plant workers have been forced to go on furlough.
3. a temporary leave of absence authorized for a prisoner from a penitentiary.

v.t.
1. to grant a furlough to.
2. to lay (an employee or worker) off from work, usually temporarily.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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