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

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

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

  1. : used for work

  2. : suitable or styled for wear while working

  3. : involving or engaged in work

  1. : to bring to pass : effect

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

  3. : to make or decorate with needlework

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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