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English definition of “paternity leave”

paternity leave

noun [U]    
a period of weeks or months that a father spends away from his usual job so that he can look after his baby or child PregnancyBirthTime off work
(Definition of paternity leave noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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