Definition of Compassionate leave

1. Noun. (military) leave granted in an emergency such as family sickness or death.


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Literary usage of Compassionate leave

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Life and Letters of Sir Wilfrid Laurier by Oscar Douglas Skelton (1921)
"... of these, 7000 were on compassionate leave and 15000 on farm leave, so that the actual yield was 61000 men, of whom few ever saw France. ..."

2. Report of the Missouri Task Force on Gender and Justice (1994)
"The Western District also provides a maximum of 5 working days for compassionate leave for a death in the immediate family. Such leave is charged to annual ..."

3. OECD Economic Surveys Australia by OECD Staff (2005)
"... personal/carer's leave, including sick leave, family leave, bereavement leave, compassionate leave, cultural leave and other like forms of leave; ..."

4. You'll Learn Not to Cry: Child Combatants in Colombia by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Sebastian Brett (2003)
"The sickness of parents might also justify compassionate leave, but it was discretional, not a right. As Mauricio, a plain-spoken boy, explained: I went two ..."

5. The King of the Alley: William Duer, Politician, Entrepreneur, and by Robert Francis Jones (1992)
"General Washington gave Alexander compassionate leave to attend the ceremony and festivities. After a wedding trip to Albany, the couple settled in at ..."

6. The King of the Alley: William Duer, Politician, Entrepreneur, and by Robert Francis Jones (1992)
"General Washington gave Alexander compassionate leave to attend the ceremony and festivities. After a wedding trip to Albany, the couple settled in at ..."

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