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maternity leave
Paid or unpaid time off that is granted to a new mother after the birth or adoption of a child. The term "maternity leave" does not denote whether the time off will be paid (full or, more likely, partial salary) or unpaid, nor is there any universal standard as to how much time off is granted, but inherent in the definition of "maternity leave" is the understanding that the person's job or an equivalent job will be guaranteed to be available for the employee at the end of the leave period.
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See: parental leave, paternity leave

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