work release

noun

Definition of work release

US
:the practice of allowing a prisoner to work outside of the prison during the day
  • prisoners on work release

Word by Word Definitions

work play
  1. : to perform work or fulfill duties regularly for wages or salary

  2. : to perform or carry through a task requiring sustained effort or continuous repeated operations

  3. : to exert oneself physically or mentally especially in sustained effort for a purpose or under compulsion or necessity

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

  2. : activity that a person engages in regularly to earn a livelihood

  3. : a specific task, duty, function, or assignment often being a part or phase of some larger activity

  1. : suitable or styled for wear while working

  2. : used for work

  3. : involving or engaged in work

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

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

  3. : to give up in favor of another : relinquish

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

  2. : discharge from obligation or responsibility

  3. : relinquishment of a right or claim

  1. : to lease again


Law Dictionary

work release

noun

legal Definition of work release

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

work-release

adjective

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