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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 ?
You are resolved to think him blameable, because he took leave of us with less affection than his usual behaviour has shewn.
A teacher of Fatima Jinnah University took leave from the university to make amendment in the utility bill, but after the IESCO office locked she got upset.
Verma took leave, which he was entitled to do, in December 1990 - but it appears he never went back.
It wasn't to be, as Vijender took leave from the camp saying his wife wasn't well.
I took Leave Without Pay from a Tuesday for two weeks and a public holiday fell on the first Friday.
In 2010, he took leave from Princeton and served as the Senior Adviser on the International Economy to South Korea's President Lee Myungbak.
Terry DeGraw, a material handler at Exide, had a history of nonwork-related back problems for which he occasionally took leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
It will have been kept as a reminder of the time when mankind temporarily took leave of its senses and decided wind, waves and lashings of tofu could somehow generate enough electricity for the whole planet" - Jeremy Clarkson.
Another 3,528 took leave after suffering an injury or ill-health.
The Portuguese banker, who missed a parliamentary committee meeting on Tuesday, took leave less than a week before the banking giant is due to reveal its third-quarter results.
I also took leave because no male staff of the Bunkyo municipality had ever taken paternity leave so I wanted to encourage them to do so through my gesture.