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    Smile What is a ...?

    Hi I'm studying english and I found out a word that I'm not pretty sure how to translate it.
    I want to translate to spanish but first I nedd to know what is it

    Well I want to know waht is a special leave?

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    Re: What is a ...?

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    Hi I'm studying english and I found out a word that I'm not pretty sure how to translate it.
    I want to translate to spanish but first I nedd to know what is it

    Well I want to know waht is a special leave?
    "Special leave" (no article required) is normally a period of leave from work, which is granted for exceptional circumstances (ie the death of a family member). It does not normally count towards an employee's annual holiday allowance and is granted at the discretion of a boss/manager.

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    Re: What is a ...?

    The firm I work for uses the term 'discretionary leave' to mean the same. Incidentally, 'leave' is short for 'leave of absence' although we tend to simply say 'leave'.

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    Re: What is a ...?

    You get discretionary leave to stay in a country if they don't recognise you as a refugee but let you stay temporarily- to use the same term with someone taking time off for a family death doesn't sound particularly understanding.

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