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leave of absence

A period of time spent away from one's job or duty with the express permission of one's employer, supervisor, etc. They let him take a leave of absence to care for his mother after her car accident. She's taking a leave of absence to finish her master's degree.
See also: absence, leave, of
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

leave of absence

a period of time away from one's job, with the employer's permission. Mr. Takaguchi is on leave of absence because he is going back to school. His leave of absence is expected to end next month.
See also: absence, leave, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

leave of ˈabsence

(formal) permission to be away from work for a particular period of time: Several of my colleagues have had leave of absence to go on training courses.
See also: absence, leave, of
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"Where leave of absence during term time is requested, for a holiday or other reason, the headteacher may only approve this in exceptional circumstances."
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs has returned to work on schedule after taking a six-month leave of absence due to medical issues, the company said.<p>He will be working at the Apple offices for a few days a week and working from home the remaining days, said Katie Cotton, an Apple spokeswoman, in an e-mail.<p>"We are very glad to have him back," Cotton said.<p>Jobs, a survivor of pancreatic cancer, took a leave of absence from Apple in January, citing health issues.