What would be the canonical or idiomatic translation of a legal term leave of absence?

Leave of absence is when you must be away from the job, but is still considered an employee. It can be either paid or unpaid.

I have considered foresto el ofico, but it just doesn't sound right.

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Esperanto. The Aggressor Language and John C. Wells's English–Esperanto–English Dictionary both translate ‘leave of absence’ as forpermeso.

  • Besides the 2nd definition in PIV, the Spanish-Esperanto Dictionary by Fernando de Diego also offers the same translation with the following example: pedir la excedencia por un año [to request a one-year leave of absence] → peti unujaran forpermeson.
    – Vidamuzo
    Mar 26, 2018 at 20:03
  • Yes. It is a case of general consensus. Every source I could consult agrees.
    – Dario
    Mar 28, 2018 at 20:03

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