paternity leave


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. paternalism,
  2. paternalist,
  3. paternalistic,
  4. paternally,
  5. paternity,
  6. paternity suit,
  7. paternity test,
  8. paternoster,
  9. paterson,
  10. paterson's curse

Origin of paternity leave

First recorded in 1970–75

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British Dictionary definitions for paternity leave

paternity leave

noun

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
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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