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Leave

To give or dispose of by will. Willful departure with intent to remain away. Permission or authorization to do something.

Leave of court is permission from the judge to take some action in a lawsuit that requires an absence or delay. An attorney might request a leave of court in order to file an amended Pleading, a formal declaration of a claim, or a defense.

Cross-references

Desertion.

leave

(Absence), noun absentation, break, commeatus, departure, freedom from duty, furlough, holiday, inactivity, interlude, intermission, interval of rest, leisure, liberty, nonattendance, parting, pause, recess, recreetion time, relaxation, removal, repose, respite, rest, retreat, suspension of work, vacation
Associated concepts: leave of absence, sick leave

leave

(Permission), noun accordance, acquiescence, agreement, allowance, approbation, approval, assent, certification, concurrence, consent, dispensation, endorsement, exemption, favor, grace, grant, imprimatur, indorsement, indulgence, liberty, license, licentia, permissio, permittance, sanction, sufferance, tolerance, vouchsafement, warrant
Associated concepts: leave of court

leave

(Allow to remain), verb cease, deposit, desist, discard, disuse, drop, forbear, forget, give up, let be, let continue, let go, let stand, neglect, permit, relinquish, repudiate, set aside, shun, stop, supersede, surrender, suspend, waive
Associated concepts: leave no issue, leave the scene of an accident

leave

(Depart), verb abandon, abdicate, abjure, be off, bid farewell, break away, decamp, defect, desert, disappear, discedere, drop out, embark, emigrate, escape, evacuate, excedere, exit, flee, fly, forsake, go, go away, go forth, migrate, move on, part, proficisci, pull out, quit, resign, retire, retreat, run away, secede, set out, slip away, take leave, tergiversate, vacate, vanish, withdraw

leave

(Give), verb accord, allot, apportion, assign, award, bequeath, bestow, confer, consign, demise, devise, donate, endow, entrust, give by will, grant, hand down, legare, make a bequest, make a testamentary disposiiion, present, relinquere, settle upon, transmit, will
See also: abandon, abscond, alight, authority, bequeath, capacity, charter, choice, concession, consent, defect, demise, demit, depart, devise, disappear, discontinue, dispensation, evacuate, exception, exemption, fail, favor, forgo, forswear, franchise, freedom, furlough, give, grant, holiday, indulgence, liberty, license, move, neglect, option, permission, permit, pretermit, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire, retreat, sanction, secede, shun, submit, sufferance, variance, withdraw, yield
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After some vain arguing and remonstrating, I contrived to quiet her scruples, by promising that an address should be left at Crickgelly, to which any second letter that might arrive from the doctor could be forwarded.
Yet there was, perhaps, a change both in his countenance and voice as he spoke thus; for, after all, it was a ghastly fate to be left expiring in the wilderness.
He gave this opinion as the result of the conversation to his father; and recommended there being nothing more said to her: no farther attempts to influence or persuade; but that everything should be left to Crawford's assiduities, and the natural workings of her own mind.
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