vacationFreedom from some business or activity. [from 14th c.]
(obsolete) Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity. [15th-17th c.]
1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.28: The first exploited his, sundrie waies, and excelleth in military exploits, and utilitie of his publike vacations.
A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc. [from 15th c.]
(Canada, US) A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure. [from 19th c.]
The act of vacating something; moving out. [from 19th c.] The Conservative Party’s vacation of the centre ground gave an opportunity to its opponents.
(US, law) The act of making legally void.
leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure
Synonyms for vacation