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paternity leave Syllabification: pa·ter·ni·ty leave

Definition of paternity leave in English:


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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  • One of the guys is currently on paternity leave and the wife of another is pregnant, as well as this supervisor expecting.
  • But what about additional paid paternity leave for, say, a fortnight when a baby is born?
  • Even fathers are now being granted paternity leave.

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