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leave of absence

permission to be absent from duty, employment, service, etc.; leave.
the length of time granted in such permission:
a two-year leave of absence.
Origin of leave of absence
1765-75 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for leave of absence
  • If you came back and were still failing, they would give you another leave of absence.
  • Methinks the professor should have taken a normal leave of absence, done her military duty, and returned.
  • Officially this is a temporary leave of absence, but he may not return.
  • Type the total number of days the student was on leave of absence.
  • leave of absence with no pay up to six months for public service work.
  • Reinstatement to job following pregnancy-related leave of absence.
  • Employees may be eligible to request extended sick leave, special leave without pay, or an educational leave of absence.
British Dictionary definitions for leave of absence

leave of absence

permission to be absent from work or duty
the period of absence
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