leave of absence

Definitions of leave of absence
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n the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty

Synonyms:
leave
Types:
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furlough
a temporary leave of absence from military duty
pass
(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
Type of:
time off
a time period when you are not required to work

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