maternity leave

Definition of maternity leave

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

  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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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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