Definition of paternity leave in English:

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paternity leave


A period of absence from work granted to a father after or shortly before the birth of his child: a congressional mandate for paternity leave may refute commonly held stereotypes about women’s caretaking obligations
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  • He's just finished a term's teaching after returning from paternity leave.
  • With the birth of his son, last spring, he took a six-month paternity leave from his job.
  • People become ill, quit, go on vacations and take maternity or paternity leave.

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Syllabification: pa·ter·ni·ty leave

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