released time


Definition of released time 

: time off from regularly scheduled activities (as at a school) given to take part in some other specified activity

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Based on its potential to move financial markets, the jobs report is held under a strict embargo until its official release time. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "Trump tweet on jobs report may have breached a 1985 federal directive," 1 June 2018 Officials with The Woodlands Storm Drainage Task Force have released time-lapse videos that show how Hurricane Harvey affected homes along Spring Creek and Panther Branch in south Montgomery County. Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle, "Time-lapse videos show how Harvey flooded parts of The Woodlands," 19 May 2018 The Bank of Japan releases June’s corporate goods price index (release time is Tuesday evening in the U.S.). Wsj Staff, WSJ, "Global Economy Week Ahead: Japan and U.S. Inflation, Bank of Korea Meeting," 8 July 2018 The report, with its release timed for U.N. World Environment Day, noted that rules limiting the use of plastic bags had decreased their use in places like Morocco, Rwanda and parts of China, sometimes significantly. Washington Post, "UN: Plastic bans can work, but need planning and enforcement," 5 June 2018 Hoping to modify his release time, records state that Parks requested that the court reduce his bond. Kimberly Rapanut, azcentral, "Judge denies bond reduction for man charged in slaying of Tempe fire Capt. Kyle Brayer," 6 June 2018 On Friday, Furman criticized Trump via Twitter about even hinting at the jobs report before the official release time. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "Trump tweet on jobs report may have breached a 1985 federal directive," 1 June 2018 Minimize handling and release time and do not delay release just to take pictures. Saryn Chorney,, "National Oceanic Administration and Shark Tagging Program Issues Statement About 'Sexy Shark Wrangler' Amid Backlash," 21 May 2018 Officials with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said the agency doesn't provide release times for inmates being paroled. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Ex-radical who killed 2 NYC officers set to be paroled," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of released time

1941, in the meaning defined above

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