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Definition of sick note in English:

noun

A note to be given to an employer, teacher, or person in authority confirming that an absence was due to sickness.
Example sentences
  • Family doctors say they are struggling to cope with the soaring demand for sick notes as suspicious employers insist workers provide medical proof they are not skiving.
  • Bradford Crown Court heard that it was only when Brown began to seek sick notes for her absences that her series of lies was revealed.
  • The survey also highlighted concerns about the sick note system, most employers believing doctors issued them too easily.

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