as in vacation
a period of time during which someone does not work at their regular job Several professors will be taking sabbaticals this year. She recently returned to work after a two-year sabbatical from her acting career.

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“Sabbatical.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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