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sick leave

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noun

leave from duty, work, or the like, granted because of illness.

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Nearby words

sick call, sick day, sick headache, sick in bed, sick joke, sick leave, sick list, sick note, sick pay, sick role, sick sinus syndrome

Origin of sick leave

First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for sick leave

sick leave


noun

leave of absence from work through illness
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Medicine definitions for sick leave

sick leave


n.

Paid absence from work allowed an employee because of sickness.
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