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[sab-uh t]
noun (sometimes lowercase) Demonology.
  1. (in the 14th–16th centuries) a secret rendezvous of witches and sorcerers for worshiping the Devil, characterized by orgiastic rites, dances, feasting, etc.
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Also Sabbath.

Origin of Sabbat

1645–55; < French: special use of sabbat Sabbath
Also called witches' Sabbath.
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  1. another word for Sabbath (def. 4)
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Word Origin and History for sabbat


"witches' sabbath," 1650s, special application of the French form of sabbath.

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