- leave from duty, work, or the like, granted because of illness.
Origin of sick leave
Examples from the Web for sick leave
Historical Examples of sick leave
It is now broad daylight, and high time for a man on sick-leave to be in bed.Wanderings in India
He is to have sick-leave whenever the Endymion returns to Portsmouth.
They had been hoping all the while for a pension, but in their service book was written "on sick-leave."Yiddish Tales
His indolences of the sick-leave period were now sloughed from him.V. V.'s Eyes
Henry Sydnor Harrison
“It does not appear to me that you are at all in need of sick-leave,” said Mrs. de Tracy suspiciously.
- leave of absence from work through illness
- Paid absence from work allowed an employee because of sickness.