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work release

noun

Simple Definition of work release

  • : the practice of allowing a prisoner to work outside of the prison during the day

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of work release

US

  1. :  the practice of allowing a prisoner to work outside of the prison during the day <prisoners on work release>

Word by Word Definitions

workplay
  1. :  activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something:

    :  sustained physical or mental effort to overcome obstacles and achieve an objective or result

    :  the labor, task, or duty that is one's accustomed means of livelihood

  1. :  used for work

    :  suitable or styled for wear while working

    :  involving or engaged in work

  1. :  to bring to pass :  effect

    :  to fashion or create a useful or desired product by expending labor or exertion on :  forge, shape

    :  to make or decorate with needlework

releaseplay
  1. :  to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude

    :  to let go :  dismiss

    :  to relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses

  1. :  relief or deliverance from sorrow, suffering, or trouble

    :  discharge from obligation or responsibility

    :  relinquishment of a right or claim


Law Dictionary

work release

noun

Legal Definition of work release

  1. :  release of a prisoner from confinement during the day for the purpose of outside employment

work–release

adjective



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