family leave

fam·i·ly leave
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee leev]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li liv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee leev]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li liv/

Definitions of family leave words

  • noun family leave a leave of absence from work in order to have or take care of a baby or to care for an ailing family member. 1
  • noun family leave temporary leave from work, granted to an employee as to care for a newborn, sick family member, etc. 0

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Origin of family leave

First appearance:

before 1990
One of the 1% newest English words
First recorded in 1990-95

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Parts of speech for Family leave


family leave popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

family leave usage trend in Literature

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