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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.



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A 1996 study of 317 fathers in six western Swedish companies discovered that fathers were more likely to take leave when they perceived support from top management and likely to take more days of leave when their work groups were rated as flexible and adaptive (Haas, Allard, & Hwang, 2002).
Perceived Impact of Pay on Leave-Needers: 2000 Survey Percent of Leave-Needers Who Perceived Impact of Pay Could Not Afford to Take Leave Would have taken leave if some/additional pay had been 87.8% received Would not have taken leave if some/additional pay had been 12.2% received Source: Table 2.18 in U.S.
The FMLA also permits a covered employee to take leave to provide self-care, when the employee is unable to perform the functions of the job.
The priest had agreed to take leave in accordance with diocesan procedures.