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English definition of “compassionate leave”

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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