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family leave

noun

Simple Definition of family leave

  • : a period of time when an employee has permission to be away from a job in order to deal with family matters (such as caring for a baby or a sick family member)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of family leave

  1. :  a usually unpaid leave of absence for an employee to attend to family concerns (as a serious illness or the care of an infant)

1981

First Known Use of family leave

1981


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