compassionate leave Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"compassionate leave" in British English

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compassionate leavenoun [U]

uk   us   UK
a ​period of ​time that a ​companyallows you not to come to ​work because a ​member of ​yourfamily has ​died or is ​ill
(Definition of compassionate leave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"compassionate leave" in Business English

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compassionate leavenoun [U]

uk   us  
HR paidtime 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.
(Definition of compassionate leave from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “compassionate leave”
in Chinese (Simplified) (由于亲属去世或患病而特准的)事假,丧假…
in Chinese (Traditional) (由於親屬去世或患病而特准的)恩假,喪假…
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