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noun absence, break, breather, cruise, day off, escape, excursion, holiday, interval, jaunt, leave, leave of absence, paid vacation, respite, rest, rest and recuperaaion, sabbatical, time off, tour, trip, voyage, week off
See also: abdication, abolition, absence, ademption, avoidance, cancellation, countermand, defeasance, furlough, holiday, leave, pause, recess, relinquishment, resignation

VACATION. That period of time between the end of one term and beginning of another. During vacation, rules and orders are made in such cases as are urgent, by a judge at his chambers.

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Almoayed said the previous Labour law entitled people to 21 days of annual leave, but recent changes had pushed that up to 42 days, of which 30 are working days.
60 per cent even claimed to regularly feel more tired and stressed out after taking annual leave than they would if they had been in the office because they are doing anything but relaxing.
The CJEU distinguished between the purpose of annual leave and the purpose of sick leave.
Furthermore, employers need to be mindful that granting additional annual leave to an employee can set a dangerous and expensive precedent.
According to the survey, workers aged 18 to 34 were twice as likely not to take all their annual leaves because they thought if they took leaves for a holiday they would miss an important decision at work, reports The Daily Telegraph.
The conclusion of the advocate-general is that the existence of the right to paid annual leave cannot be made subject to a worker's capacity for work.
Offices in the North East are near-deserted as employees use up annual leave before the end of the year.
The battle over wages and annual leave has seen 40 pilots resign in the last six months but a new deal which has ironed out the main sticking points is set to be signed in the next few days according to both union and airline officials.
I'm furious, as company employees enjoy statutory holidays with pay and get all their annual leave paid for.
had scheduled annual leave for September 11, 2001 for the entire

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