leisure

noun /ˈliːʒɜr, ˈlɛʒɜr,ˈlɛʒ.ə(ɹ),liːʒə(r)/
a) Freedom provided by the cessation of activities.

Little had Mrs. Dashwood or her daughters imagined when they first came into Devonshire, that so many engagements would arise to occupy their time as shortly presented themselves, or that they should have such frequent invitations and such constant visitors as to leave them little leisure for serious employment.

b) Time free from work or duties.

This is why the mathematical arts were founded in Egypt; for there the priestly caste was allowed to be at leisure.

See Also: leisurely

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