Furlough vs Parole - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between furlough and parole

is that furlough is a leave of absence or vacation while parole is password.

As a verb furlough

is to grant a furlough to (someone).

furlough

English

Noun

(wikipedia furlough) (en noun)
  • A leave of absence or vacation.
  • # (US) especially one granted to a member of the armed forces, or to a prisoner.
  • # (British) especially one granted to a missionary.
  • The documents authorizing such leave.
  • (US) A period of unpaid time off, used by an employer to reduce costs.
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  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To grant a furlough to (someone).
  • parole

    English

    (wikipedia parole)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The release or state of a former prisoner on the understanding that he/she checks in regularly and obeys the law.
  • He will be on parole for nearly two more years.
    He was released on parole .
    The defendant shall be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole .
  • The amount of time a former prisoner spends on limited release.
  • (archaic) A word of honor, especially given by a prisoner of war, to not engage in combat if released.
  • * Macaulay
  • This man had forfeited his military parole .
  • (linguistics) Language in use, as opposed to language as a system.
  • (US, immigration law) The permission for foreigner who does not meet the technical requirements for a visa to be allowed to enter the U.S. on humanitarian grounds.
  • A watchword given only to officers of guards; distinguished from the countersign, which is given to all guards.
  • (legal) An oral declaration; see parol.
  • Derived terms

    * parole board * parolee

    Verb

    (parol)
  • To release (a prisoner) on the understanding that s/he checks in regularly and obeys the law.