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maternity leave

Syllabification: ma·ter·ni·ty leave

Definition of maternity leave in English:


A period of absence from work granted to a mother before and after the birth of her child: Elizabeth is now on maternity leave
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  • The union is also seeking full salaries and benefits for female pilots who go on maternity leave, regardless of the length of their breaks.
  • She returned to the track last season after a two-year maternity leave.
  • The 34-year-old is currently on maternity leave after having a baby.

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