sabbatical

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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sabbaticalsab‧bat‧i‧cal /səˈbætɪkəl/ noun [countable, uncountable] BECa period when someone, especially someone in a university job, stops doing their usual work in order to study or travel She took a long sabbatical.on sabbatical Dr Watson’s away on sabbatical.
Examples from the Corpus
sabbaticalAn academic on a sabbatical, Farrel wondered?Gross left on a sabbatical and never came back.Apple chairman John Sculley took a sabbatical.They usually took sabbaticals for this and returned to something quite different a different job, a different location.In between, the in-service education of the clergy continues apace with sabbaticals and reading weeks and retreats and the good-natured summer schools.on sabbaticalHe's going on sabbatical next fall.
From King Business Dictionarysabbaticalsab‧bat‧i‧cal /səˈbætɪkəl/ noun [countable, uncountable]HUMAN RESOURCES a period of time when someone, especially someone in a university teaching job, stops doing their usual work in order to work in business, to study, or travelHe spent his sabbatical from Stanford University studying computer applications in finance.sabbatical adjectiveShe’s on sabbatical leave.