compassionate leave

noun

chiefly British
: a period of time when a person is allowed to stay home from work because a family member is sick or has died
He has three days of compassionate leave for the funeral.

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“Compassionate leave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compassionate%20leave. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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