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compassionate leave

noun [U]
 
 
HR paid time off work that someone is allowed to have because a member of their family has died, or because they have a serious personal problem: allow/give/grant sb compassionate leave He has been given compassionate leave to be with his father, who is seriously ill with lung cancer.
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