leave

I
To give. To allow or cause to remain; to let remain, unmoved or undone; to refrain from or neglect taking, doing, or changing; to let stay or continue; to let be without interference; to suffer to remain subject to another's action, control, or the like; to suffer to be undisturbed in action. To give or dispose of by will; to bequeath or devise. To put, place, deposit, deliver, or the like
II
leave
Permission or authorization to do something. Willful departure with intent to remain away, and not temporary absence with intention of returning.
See also desertion
@ leave and license
A defense to an action in trespass setting up the consent of the plaintiff to the trespass complained of
@ leave no issue
Not survived by a child or children or their descendants. A spouse of a deceased child is not "issue" (q.v.). In re Vigil's Estate, 38 N.M. 383, 34 P.2d 667, 668
@ leave of absence
Temporary absence from employment or duty with intention to return during which time remuneration and seniority are not normally affected. State ex rel. McGaughey v. Grayston, 349 Mo. 700, 163 S.W.2d 335, 341.
See also furlough
@ leave of court
Permission obtained from a court to take some action which, without such permission, would not be allowable; as, to receive an extension of time to answer complaint. Fed.R.Civil P. 6
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Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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