leave-taking

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leave-taking (countable and uncountable, plural leave-takings)

  1. The process of saying goodbye.
    The diplomat's formal leave-taking took up most of the day.
  2. The act or process of taking leave (time away from work)
    • 1998, Mindy Fried, Taking Time: Parental Leave Policy and Corporate Culture, page 53:
      As a mother and a middle manager, Sasha had given a lot of thought to the issue of leave-taking.

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