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leave of absencenoun [C]

 /ˈliv əv ˈæb·səns/ (plural leaves of absence)
a ​permittedperiod of ​time away from ​work
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leave of absencenoun [C or U]

uk   us   (plural leaves of absence) WORKPLACE, HR
formalpermission to be away from ​work, or the ​period of ​time that you are ​allowed to be away: indefinite/​paid/​temporaryleave of ​absencebe on/take a leave of absence from sth She took a six-month ​leave of ​absence from her ​job to go ​travelling.
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