Meaning of “sick leave” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “sick leave” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sick leavenoun [ U ]

/ˈsɪk ˌliv/

permitted absence from work because of illness

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

"sick leave" in Business English

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sick leavenoun [ U ]

uk us HR, WORKPLACE

a period of time that a worker is allowed to be away from work because they are ill:

on sick leave Emmens has been out on sick leave for the past three weeks.
Do employees receive paid sick leave?
Mrs Lawrence resigned after taking sick leave for depression and stress.

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