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noun
leave from duty, work, or the like, granted because of illness.
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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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Medical definitions for sick leave

sick leave

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