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Friday, June 24, 2011

Definitions for sabbatical

  1. Any extended period of leave from one's customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.
  2. Of or pertaining to or appropriate to the Sabbath.
  3. Bringing a period of rest.

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Citations for sabbatical
The problem was his sabbatical, for which he had been given a large additional foundation grant, would begin in the summer. Jim Harrison, Dalva
But taking a sabbatical wasn't supposed to include cheating on him. Melissa Senate, The Secret of Joy
Origin of sabbatical
1605-1615
Sabbatical originates in reference to the Judeo-Christian Sabbath, and comes from the Greek sabbatikos.