wages or other compensation received from an employer during an illness.
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Origin of sick pay
First recorded in 1885–90
Related formssick-pay, adjective
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Examples from the Web for sick pay
But what was to become of him now, if he should be ill, and have no "sick-pay" upon which to fall back?Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer|George Sturt (AKA George Bourne)
British Dictionary definitions for sick pay
wages paid to an employee while he is on sick leave
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