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noun [uncountable] American English pronunciation: leave /liv/
  1. 1
    a period of time away from your job, school, or the military

    Tony, who had been granted leave, was home for several weeks.

    You are entitled to six weeks' annual leave.

    on leave (=away from your job , school, or the military):

    I met her while I was on leave.

    See also  leave of absence
  2. 2
    formal permission
    leave to do something:

    You've been granted leave to appeal against the decision.

    absent without leave:

    Sanchez was absent without leave from Fort Liley.

    by someone's leave (=with someone's permission):

    By your leave, I'll see to the arrangements immediately.

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