terminal leave

noun

: a final leave consisting of accumulated unused leave granted to a member of the armed forces just prior to separation or discharge from service

Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of terminal leave was in 1944

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“Terminal leave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terminal%20leave. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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