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Meaning of “administrative leave” in the English Dictionary

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administrative leavenoun [U]

US
a ​period of ​time when an ​employee does not have to go to ​work for a ​particularreason: Managers and ​supervisors are ​authorized to ​approvepaidadministrativeleave for ​individuals in ​theirareas who were ​affected by the ​fire.
(Definition of administrative leave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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administrative leavenoun [S or U]

uk   us   US HR
a ​period of ​time when you are ​absent from your ​job for a ​special reason: The ​dataanalyst has been placed on ​administrativeleave until the ​investigation is complete.
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(Definition of administrative leave from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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