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sick leave

noun
1.
leave from duty, work, or the like, granted because of illness.
Origin of sick leave
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • Soldiers home on sick leave from the Austrian frontier were to be seen.

  • It befell, therefore, that he spent the winter on sick leave in New York.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • By the way, Aulain, of the Black Police is down here on sick leave.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
  • I feel a hulking slacker and fraud, being home on sick leave.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • "I've been away on sick leave for some time," said Harold pathetically.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
  • That young gentleman's regiment is in India, and he is at home on sick leave.

    The Book of Snobs William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The General, you know, just returned this evening from sick leave.

    Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals William H. Armstrong
  • His health was not good and after sick leave in 1889 he resigned in 1890.

    Report of the Chief Librarian J. O. Wilson and General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
  • This officer had recently returned from the Western Front on sick leave.

  • October 15th, by an officer of General ——'s brigade, on sick leave; name, Burton.

    The Debatable Land Arthur Colton
British Dictionary definitions for sick leave

sick leave

noun
1.
leave of absence from work through illness
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sick leave in Medicine

sick leave n.
Paid absence from work allowed an employee because of sickness.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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