sick leave

sick leave
noun
a leave of absence from work because of illness
Hypernyms: ↑leave, ↑leave of absence

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noun
1. : a period of absence from duty due to illness or other disability

the foreign secretary was on sick leave when the decisions were taken — New Statesmen & Nation

ill health required several sick leaves — C.D.Rhodes

2. : an allowance of paid leave specified in days or hours per month or year that is granted to employees or salaried personnel for absence due to illness or other disability

entitled to 40 hours' sick leave each calendar year — New South Wales Industrial Gazette

as a rule, sick leave accumulates at the same rate, namely eighteen days each year — Employment Opportunities in the Civil Service (Canada)

paid us sick leave for the six weeks Jack was in hospital — Sat. Eve. Post

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leave from duty, work, or the like, granted because of illness.
[1830-40]

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sick leave noun
Leave of absence owing to sickness
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Main Entry:sick

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sick leave UK US noun [uncountable]
a period of time during which you do not work because you are ill
Thesaurus: time off from workhyponym

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sick leave,
1. a leave of absence given to a workebecause of illness, usually a certain number of days and with pay.
2. a number of days allowed for this each year without loss of pay.

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n. leave of absence granted because of illness

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noun [noncount]
1 : the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay workers who are unable to work because they are sick

employee benefits such as vacation time and sick leave

We are allotted three weeks annual sick leave.

called also sick time
2 : an absence from work because of sickness

He's been on sick leave since last Thursday.

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ˈsick leave [sick leave] noun uncountable
permission to be away from work because of illness; the period of time spent away from work

to be on sick leave


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