Definition of sick leave in English:

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sick leave

Pronunciation: /ˈsik ˌlēv/


Leave of absence granted because of illness.
Example sentences
  • When PC Furness went on sick leave her absence on the streets prompted juvenile nuisance to increase on her beat.
  • Grocon wants greater control over rostered days off, sick leave, annual leave and working hours.
  • Most apparent in this regard is the absence of adequate sick leave, maternity provision, and child health care.

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Syllabification: sick leave

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