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v. to gain or obtain possession, including the receipt of a legacy from an estate, getting title to real property, or stealing an object.

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TAKE. This is a technical expression which signifies to be entitled to; as, a devisee will take under the will. To take also signifies to seize, as to take and carry away.

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Younger staff are viewed as the main culprits for taking sick leave and are seen as less loyal to an organisation.
She said: "Taking sick days for reasons other than genuine illness is, more often than not, a chance to re-charge batteries.
WORKERS taking sick days are having a serious impact on three out of four Glasgow businesses.
While South Wales Police officers appear to be taking sick leave for stress, anxiety and depression, figures suggest the proportion doing so has increased since 2010.
Dr Gait said that early in the autumn term Mrs Mann told her she had collapsed at a meeting and was taking sick leave after seeking medical advice.
One in five men admitted taking sick days to loaf around, while only one in seven women told a fib.
It reveals that despite 90% of listeners thinking they are honest people, more than half also confess to stealing and taking sick days when they are not really ill.
CONTROVERSIAL film-maker Michael Moore has sparked outrage in the US by taking sick 9/11 heroes to Cuba for treatment.
He worked at the hospital for only two months before taking sick leave, claiming the bullying pushed him to the edge.
Workers taking sick days could cost a financially-crippled Midland hospital trust up to pounds 8.5 million a year.
Junior doctors working in hospitals are putting patients at risk of infection because work pressures stop them taking sick leave, research claimed today.