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sick leave

noun

Simple Definition of sick leave

  • : the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay workers who are unable to work because they are sick

  • : an absence from work because of sickness

Full Definition of sick leave

  1. 1 :  an absence from work permitted because of illness

  2. 2 :  the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay employees who are sick

Examples of sick leave

  1. employee benefits such as vacation time and sick leave

  2. We are allotted three weeks annual sick leave.

  3. He's been on sick leave since last Thursday.



1820

First Known Use of sick leave

1820


Medical Dictionary

sick leave

noun

Medical Definition of sick leave

  1. 1:  an absence from work permitted because of illness

  2. 2:  the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay employees who are sick




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