leisure
noun Etymology: Middle English leiser, from Anglo-French leisir, from leisir to be permitted, from Latin licēre Date: 14th century 1. freedom provided by the cessation of activities; especially time free from work or duties 2. ease, leisureliness • leisure adjective

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