leave of absence

Definitions of leave of absence
  1. noun
    the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    synonyms: leave
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    a temporary leave of absence from military duty
    (military) a written leave of absence
    compassionate leave
    (military) leave granted in an emergency such as family sickness or death
    sabbatical, sabbatical leave
    a leave usually taken every seventh year
    liberty, shore leave
    leave granted to a sailor or naval officer
    sick leave
    a leave of absence from work because of illness
    terminal leave
    final leave before discharge from military service
    sabbatical year
    a sabbatical leave lasting one year
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    time off
    a time period when you are not required to work
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