(formerly, in the British National Insurance scheme) a weekly payment made to a person who had been off work through illness for more than three days and less than six months; replaced by incapacity benefit in 1995
(in New Zealand) a payment made by the Department of Social Welfare to a person unable to work owing to a medical condition
noun 1. a particular disease or malady. 2. the state or an instance of being sick; illness. 3. nausea; queasiness. noun 1. an illness or disease 2. nausea or queasiness 3. the state or an instance of being sick sickness sick·ness (sĭk’nĭs) n. The condition of being sick; illness. A disease or an illness.
- Sick note
noun 1. (Brit, informal) a document given to an employer certifying that an employee’s absence from work of more than four days was due to illness. If the absence is for more than seven days the note must be signed by a doctor See also self-certification
noun, plural sickos. Slang. 1. sickie (def 1). noun (pl) sickos 1. a person who is mentally disturbed or perverted adjective 2. perverted or in bad taste: sicko prurience sick
noun 1. an organized absence from work by employees on the pretext of sickness, as to avoid the legal problems or antistrike clauses that would be invoked in the case of a formal strike.