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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Hanetho requested a leave of absence from his job in mid- to late October through the park district's finance and personnel department, in line with the process that other employees follow, according to park board President Maryfran Leno.
In HB 5995 which they jointly authored, Brosas and De Jesus said additional days of paid leave of absence will give the father "ample opportunity to give support to his wife or common-law spouse and newborn child for their prompt recovery."
'The decision of the UE College of Dentistry not to allow cyclist Marella Salamat to take a leave of absence...is deplorable,' Vargas said in a statement distributed to members of the covering Philippine media here.
Pam Lopker, President, will assume Lopker's management responsibilities during his leave of absence. To assist Lopker in her added responsibilities, the Board of Directors has created an interim Office of the COO that will be jointly filled by Anton Chilton, Chief, Global Field Operations, and Daniel Lender, CFO, which will report to Lopker.
Scotiabank (TSX: BNS) has announced that Sean McGuckin, Group Head and Chief Financial Officer, will take a leave of absence to attend to an illness in his family, the company said.
Rules for taking leaverequire lawmakers to submit an advanced application to the Speaker for leave of absence. Enforcement of this rule remained weak as legislators did not incur any costs on disregarding it, which encourages the practice of remaining absent from the proceedings without notice.
The rules for taking leave require lawmakers to submit an advance application to the Speaker for leave of absence. The enforcement of this rule remained weak as legislators did not incur any costs on disregarding it, which encourages the practice of remaining absent from the proceedings without notice.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that Sereno should heed the message of 13 of her colleagues in asking her to take an indefinite leave of absence.
Meanwhile, labor minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo said that since the authorities believe in zero tolerance for corruption, he, in order to support ACC and facilitate smooth investigation decided to take leave of absence until the investigation is over.
The 65-year-old plans to "take a leave of absence" from his business as he works with therapists, according to a statement shared by his publicist.
CARDINAL GEORGE PELL OF Australia was granted a leave of absence from the Vatican on June 29 to return to Australia to face multiple sexual offence charges.