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family leave

a leave of absence from work in order to have or take care of a baby or to care for an ailing family member.
Origin of family leave
First recorded in 1990-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A fresh notch is cut in the wall of his winter home when the family leave it for their summer's travels.

    Our Little Eskimo Cousin Mary Hazleton Wade
  • Just as the meal is over, and the family leave the dining-room, the convent bells begin to ring.

    Our Little Porto Rican Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
  • This did not leave much time for self-improvement, nor did the wants of the family leave any money to spend on books.

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