leave of absence

leave of absence
noun
the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty (Freq. 1)
-

a ten day's leave to visit his mother

Syn: ↑leave
Hypernyms: ↑time off
Hyponyms:

* * *

noun, pl leaves of absence
1 [noncount] : permission to be away from a job for a period of time

He was granted/given leave of absence.

2 : a period of time when someone has special permission to be away from a job :leave
[count]

He took two unpaid leaves of absence.

[noncount]

She has been on leave of absence for almost two years.


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