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sabbatical

noun [C or U] uk   /səˈbæt.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-ˈbæt̬-/
a period of time when college or university teachers are allowed to stop their usual work in order to study or travel, usually while continuing to be paid: to take/have a sabbatical She's on sabbatical for six months. sabbatical leaveTime off work
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