Is there any designation of the first day for a sabbatic purpose?
Let every thing which has the least semblance of the sabbatic rest be annihilated.
From all this it is clear that the sabbatic goat must have had some connexion with the East.
The street, in the sabbatic sunshine, was as calm as at midnight.
There must have been a sabbatic air of comfort about the dining-room which was soothing.
They everywhere appear, in one form or another, in all this sabbatic series of sacred times.
The fundamental institution of the sabbatic year had been stultified by the mere legal fiction of the Prosbol.
No one will pretend that the law of the sabbatic year or the jubilee is binding on communities now.
It was the sabbatic year, when nothing is sown and the land lies fallow.
But that the great importance of the sabbatic Institution may be more distinctly felt, let it be blotted out from existence.
1640s, "of or suitable for the Sabbath," from Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos "of the Sabbath" (see Sabbath). Noun meaning "a year's absence granted to researchers" (originally one year in seven, to university professors) is from 1934, short for sabbatical year, etc., first recorded 1886 (the thing itself is attested from 1880, at Harvard), related to sabbatical year (1590s) in Mosaic law, the seventh year, in which land was to remain untilled and debtors and slaves released.