A period of absence from work granted to a mother before and after the birth of her child: Elizabeth is now on maternity leave
More example sentences
- Allison will be returning from maternity leave soon.
- What modern dance company has enough money to pay maternity leave?
- She took her maternity leave about a year ago.
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Syllabification: ma·ter·ni·ty leave
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