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English definition of “paternity leave”

paternity leave

noun [U]     HR
a period of time that a father is legally allowed to be away from his job so that he can spend time with his new baby: on paternity leave He was on paternity leave after the birth of his son. Many fathers decide not to take paternity leave. paid/unpaid paternity leave → Compare maternity leave
(Definition of paternity leave noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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