leave of absence

Synonyms and related words:
AWOL, French leave, abscondence, absence, absence without leave, absentation, absenteeism, absenting, cut, day off, default, departure, disappearance, escape, excused absence, fleeing, furlough, holiday, hooky, leave, leaving, liberty, nonappearance, nonattendance, paid holiday, paid vacation, running away, sabbatical, sabbatical leave, sabbatical year, shore leave, sick leave, time off, truancy, truantism, unexcused absence, vacation, weekend

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • leave of absence — 1. permission to be absent from duty, employment, service, etc.; leave. 2. the length of time granted in such permission: a two year leave of absence. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

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