Meaning of “leave of absence” in the English Dictionary

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"leave of absence" in American English

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leave of absencenoun [ C ]

/ˈliv əv ˈæb·səns/ plural leaves of absence

a permitted period of time away from work

(Definition of “leave of absence” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"leave of absence" in Business English

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leave of absencenoun [ C or U ]

uk us plural leaves of absence WORKPLACE, HR

formal permission to be away from work, or the period of time that you are allowed to be away:

indefinite/paid/temporary leave of absence
be on/take a leave of absence from sth She took a six-month leave of absence from her job to go travelling.

(Definition of “leave of absence” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)