(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. leave [of absence], pass, shore leave, liberty. See permission.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. leave of absence, leave, rest and recuperation, R&R; see vacation .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
leave, leave of absence, vacation, layoff.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A regularly scheduled period spent away from work or duty, often in recreation: leave2, vacation. Chiefly British: holiday. See WORK.

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