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paternity leave

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  1. a leave of absence from a job for a father to care for a new baby.

Origin of paternity leave

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for paternity leave

paternity leave

  1. a period of paid absence from work, in the UK currently two weeks, to which a man is legally entitled immediately after the birth of his child
  2. a period of paid or unpaid absence from work granted to a man by his employer immediately after the birth of his child
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