compassionate leave

noun

Definition of compassionate leave

chiefly British

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

compassionateplay
  1. :  having or showing compassion :  sympathetic

  1. :  pity

leaveplay
  1. :  bequeath, devise

    :  to have remaining after one's death

    :  to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. :  permission to do something

    :  authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

    :  an act of leaving :  departure

  1. :  leaf


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