- noun(military) leave granted in an emergency such as family sickness or death
* * *noun [noncount]chiefly Brit : a period of time when a person is allowed to stay home from work because a family member is sick or has died
He has three days of compassionate leave for the funeral.
* * *time that you are allowed to be away from work because sb in your family is ill/sick or has died
She was granted compassionate leave to attend her father's funeral.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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