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- n. See leave2.
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- n. A period of time during which a person is absent from work or other duty for a reason other than normal holidays / vacation; may be paid or unpaid.
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- n. the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
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Wood asked leave of absence for Mr. Denney, in consequence of illness,
If the leading men of science attested the value of his work, the Admiralty might be induced to let him stay in England with the nominal appointment as assistant surgeon to H.M.S. "Fisguard" at Woolwich, for "particular service," but with leave of absence from the ship so that he could live and pursue his avocations in London.
P. not to give Tama any provisions; but on the way down, Mr. Ryason says, Smart (who talked their language equal to a native born) told them to meet them at a certain point after night and they would be supplied; and that for the purpose of assisting Mr. Smart in taking supplies to Tama, he got leave of absence from the Captain until next morning.
Even one of the linchpins, Petitte, had to take a leave of absence from the growing insanity; as he followed used-to-be-future-Hall of Famer Roger Clemens to the Houston Astros for a three-year sabbatical.
Miller, of Oktibbeha, asked leave of absence for Mr. Boyd, of Tippah,
'We have not been out of harbour since the cruise to the east, so I got leave of absence and accepted the invitation of Judge Wilkins
Bardin asked leave of absence for Mr. Edwards, of Choctaw,
So she had tidied up her affairs, taken a leave of absence from her job, security-sealed her home, and agreed to follow them.
Hooker of Holmes, asked and obtained leave of absence for his colleague, Mr. Dyer, on account of sickness.
As you will be in a situation to know when the leave of absence will be granted me which I have asked, will you be so good as to communicate it by a line to Mr. Lewis & Mr. Eppes? hope to see you in the summer, and that if you are not otherwise engaged, you will encamp with me at Monticello for awhile.