Definition of paternity leave in English:

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paternity leave


[mass noun]
A period of absence from work granted to a father after or shortly before the birth of his child: the DWP said employers must continue to make occupational pension contributions on behalf of people taking paid paternity leave
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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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