Oxford Learners Dictionary: furlough
1 permission to leave your duties for a period of time, especially for soldiers working in a foreign country to go home on furlough a six-week furlough2 (North American English) permission for a prisoner to leave prison for a period of time See related entries: Prison
3 (North American English) a period of time during which workers are told not to come to work, usually because there is not enough money to pay themhttp://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/def...Merriam Webster:
: a period of time when a soldier is allowed to leave the place where he or she is stationed
: a period of time when an employee is told not to come to work and is not paid: a period of time when a prisoner is allowed to leave prisonhttp://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furloughLongman Dictionary of Contemporary English:
1 a period of time when a soldier or someone working in another country can return to their own country [= leave]:
a young soldier homeon furlough
2 American English a period of time when workers are told not to work, especially because there is not enough money to pay them [↪ layoff]:
workers forced to take a long, unpaid furlough
3 American English a short period of time during which a prisoner is allowed to leave prison before returning:
Morton stabbed the man whileon furlough.http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/furloughThe Free Dictionary
a. A leave of absence or vacation, especially one granted to a member of the armed forces.
b. A usually temporary layoff from work.c. A temporary leave of absence granted to a prisoner under special circumstances, such as the need to attend the funeral of a family member, or for a special purpose, such as participation in a work program.
2. The papers or documents authorizing a leave: The soldiers had their furloughs in their breast pockets.http://www.thefreedictionary.com/furloughDuden:
kürzere Unterbrechung der Haft, die aus bestimmten (z. B. familiären) Gründen gewährt wirdhttp://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/HafturlaubWissen.de:
zeitlich befristete Unterbrechung einer Haft; H. erhaltenhttp://www.wissen.de/rechtschreibung/hafturlaub
in § 13 des Strafvollzugsgesetzes geregelte Lockerung des Vollzuges, nach der ein Gefangener bis zu 21 Kalendertage in einem Jahr aus der Haft beurlaubt werden kann unter der Voraussetzung, dass er sich mindestens 6 Monate im Strafvollzug befunden hat, ein zu lebenslanger Freiheitsstrafe Verurteilter in den offenen Vollzug überwiesen ist oder sich 10 Jahre im Vollzug befunden hat. Der Hafturlaub muss nicht, sollte aber im Regelfall gewährt werden, damit der Gefangene Gelegenheit erhält, Kontakte mit der Außenwelt zu pflegen und sich für die Zeit nach der Haft beruflich vorzubereiten.http://www.wissen.de/lexikon/hafturlaub
Iran Human Rights:
"The father of blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, who, prior to a six-month medical furlough
granted for severe illness had been imprisoned since 2009 for his peaceful activities following the disputed 2009 presidential election in Iran, is appealing for an end to his son’s incarceration after the blogger was returned to prison."http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2015/03/hossei...
"According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), has sent a copy of this letter to the deputy attorney in prisons and in inspection offices. Despite the report of the forensics saying that Hossein must not be placed in the prison anymore, Khoda Bakhshi, the deputy attorney in Evin prison refuses to accept the medical furlough
of Hossein Ronaghi Maleki."https://hra-news.org/en/deputy-attorney-rejec...
"According to this report, despite the consensus of opinion between the Tehran Prosecutor and the medical examiner’s office to allow medical furlough
, in an illegal move “appropriate care” in accordance to Article 291 was denied for this political prisoner.
In addition Sattari, Head of the office of Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court told Hossein Ronaghi’s parents, “I will not let Hossein obtain medical furlough
because you want him to escape from Iran.” Sattari also alluded to the fact that the IRGC Intelligence unit is opposed to granting medical release for Hossein Ronaghi."https://lalehsr.wordpress.com/tag/hossein-ron...