sick leave

noun
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

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.

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First Known Use of sick leave

1820

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SICK LEAVE Defined for English Language Learners

sick leave

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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