(in the 14th–16th centuries) a secret rendezvous of witches and sorcerers for worshiping the Devil, characterized by orgiastic rites, dances, feasting, etc.
- Also called witches' Sabbath.
- Also Sabbath.
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How to use Sabbat in a sentence
See also Masinis rule forbidding action on the denunciation of those seen in the Sabbat.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4 | Henry Charles Lea
Filthy rags are prayer cakes left over from the last Sabbat and become holed coffins for those still searching for involvement.The Land of Look Behind | Paul Cameron Brown
It was about that time that the belief in the "Sabbat" or nocturnal assembly of the witches made its appearance.A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 | Wallace Notestein
When she at last came to herself, she acknowledged that she had been to the Sabbat.Medival Heresy and the Inquisition | A. S. Turberville
Vision of a Sabbat which Callot or Dor would only have painted in fear.The Natural Philosophy of Love | Remy de Gourmont
British Dictionary definitions for sabbat
another word for Sabbath (def. 4)
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