leave-absence

leave of absence

noun
1.
permission to be absent from duty, employment, service, etc.; leave.
2.
the length of time granted in such permission: a two-year leave of absence.

Origin:
1765–75

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leave of absence
 
n
1.  permission to be absent from work or duty
2.  the period of absence

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