• synonyms

released time

or release time

noun Education.
  1. time or a period allotted to a teacher apart from normal duties for a special activity, as personal research.
  2. a designated period for public-school students to receive religious instruction outside of the public school.
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Origin of released time

First recorded in 1940–45
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