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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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In 1993, companies were asked "about what percentage" of fathers in their company took leave, picking from among seven categories.
In 1993, almost three-quarters of companies (72 percent) indicated that only one in five fathers took leave; by 2006, the proportion of companies with this low rate was down to 42 percent.
Since 90 percent of fathers took parental leave in Sweden by 2006, we would expect that almost all companies in 2006 would say that the vast majority of fathers took leave and this was not the case.
As in 1995, most leaves reported in the 2000 survey were short, and the most commonly reported method of covering work when an employee took leave was to assign the work temporarily to other employees.
One-sixth of all employees (16.5 percent) took leave for a family or medical reason in the 18 months prior to the 2000 survey, about the same percentage as did in the 1995 survey (16.0 percent).
There was a significant shift between 1995 and 2000 in the reasons that individuals took leave, as shown in the following tabulation: (12) Percent distribution Reason for taking leave 1995 2000 Own health * 61.4 47.2 Maternity or disability * 4.6 7.8 Care for newborn, newly adopted child, or newly placed foster child 14.3 17.9 Care for ill child 8.5 9.8 Care for ill spouse * 3.6 5.9 Care for ill parent * 7.6 11.4 * Difference between 1995 and 2000 is statistically significant at p < .05.
He will play Robert Jackson, the judge who - at the urging of President Truman - took leave of absence from the US Supreme Court to prosecute 21 members of the Nazi high command in Nuremberg.
Of the 191 ongoing case managers employed by the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare at the start of the year, 37 left, changed jobs or took leaves of absence between Jan.