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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 of leave of absence
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75
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British Dictionary definitions for leave of absence

leave of absence

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