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half pay

half one's regular pay.
a reduced amount paid to a British army or navy officer when not in actual service or after retirement.
Origin of half pay
1655-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For the typical sabbatical, the choices are either half a year away at full pay or a full year away at half pay.
  • The half pay was to continue for the duration of the disability.
  • Sabbaticals, available in some districts, can provide up to one year of leave at half pay.
  • Sabbatical leave is available in some districts, usually providing for leave up to one year at half pay.
  • Above forty hours a week, time and half pay is required.
  • Sabbatical leave is available in some school districts, usually providing leave up to one year at half pay.

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