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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
References in classic literature ?
We'll never draw that curtain any more, and I give you leave to look as much as you like.
The weather being still showery, we had arranged that Francis Clare should see her in that room, when he presented himself to take his leave.
The old toad was down under the marsh, decorating her room with rushes and yellow marigold leaves, to make it very grand for her new daughter-in-law; then she swam out with her ugly son to the leaf where Thumbelina lay.
D'Artagnan is right," said Athos; "here are our three leaves of absence which came from Monsieur de Treville, and here are three hundred pistoles which came from I don't know where.
On a silvery mushroom was spread the breakfast; little cakes of flower-dust lay on a broad green leaf, beside a crimson strawberry, which, with sugar from the violet, and cream from the yellow milkweed, made a fairy meal, and their drink was the dew from the flowers' bright leaves.
Jimmy now asked Toby whether he wished to leave the island--if he did, there was a ship in want of men lying in the other harbour, and he would be glad to take him over, and see him on board that very day.
In the cities and wherever men dwell," replied the other, "they bury their dead in the earth; they hide them from the sight of the living; but here, where no step may pass perhaps for a hundred years, wherefore should I not rest beneath the open sky, covered only by the oak leaves when the autumn winds shall strew them?
In the midst of these whimsical fancies she heard a new strange sound among the leaves.
That is what they really were: masses of great broad leaves which rose from the ground far into the air, until they towered twice as high as the top of the Patchwork Girl's head, who was a little taller than Ojo.
But when the first leaves peeped out of the earth Boxtel was fully convinced; and his telescope left him no longer in any uncertainty before they had grown one inch in height.
If your governess leaves you, keep the place open for me.
A VINE was luxuriant in the time of vintage with leaves and grapes.