compassionate leave

noun a period of absence from work granted as the result of particular personal circumstances, especially the death of a close relative.

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  • compassionate leave — ➔ leave * * * compassionate leave UK US noun [U] ► HR paid time off work that someone is allowed to have because a member of their family has died, or because they have a serious personal problem: allow/give/grant sb compassionate leave »He has… …   Financial and business terms

  • compassionate leave — noun (military) leave granted in an emergency such as family sickness or death • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑leave, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • compassionate leave — N UNCOUNT Compassionate leave is time away from your work that your employer allows you for personal reasons, especially when a member of your family dies or is seriously ill …   English dictionary

  • compassionate leave — com.passionate leave n [U] special permission to have time away from work because one of your relatives has died or is very ill …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • compassionate leave — com,passionate leave noun uncount time away from work that you are allowed to have because someone in your family is sick or has died …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • compassionate leave — HR exceptional leave that may be granted to an employee on the death or serious illness of a close relative …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • compassionate leave — noun (U) special permission to have time away from work because one of your relatives has died or is very ill …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • compassionate leave — UK / US noun [uncountable] time away from work that you are allowed to have because someone in your family is ill or has died …   English dictionary

  • leave — [liːv] noun [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES time that you are allowed to be absent from your work: • The company offers attractive benefits, including five weeks leave per year. • The Los Gatos School District has hired 21 new teachers to replace… …   Financial and business terms

  • leave — leave1 W1S1 [li:v] v past tense and past participle left [left] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(go away)¦ 2¦(stop)¦ 3 leave somebody/something alone 4¦(let something/somebody stay)¦ 5¦(not change/move something)¦ 6¦(result of accident/illness/event)¦ 7 be left… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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