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vacationnoun 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.