sick leave

noun

Definition of sick leave

1 :an absence from work permitted because of illness
2 :the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay employees who are sick

Examples of sick leave in a Sentence

  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.

First Known Use of sick leave

1820


SICK LEAVE Defined for English Language Learners

sick leave

noun

Definition of sick leave for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

sick leave

noun

medical Definition of sick leave

1 :an absence from work permitted because of illness
2 :the number of days per year for which an employer agrees to pay employees who are sick

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