Definition of maternity leave
: time off from a job given a mother to take care of a newborn child The company granted her maternity leave.
Word by Word Definitions
: the quality or state of being a mother : motherhood
: the qualities of a mother : motherliness
: a hospital facility designed for the care of women before and during childbirth and for the care of newborn babies
: being or providing care during and immediately before and after childbirth
: designed for wear during pregnancy
: effective for the period close to and including childbirth
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