Sabbat

[ sab-uh t ]
/ ˈsæb ət /
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noun (sometimes lowercase) Demonology.

(in the 14th–16th centuries) a secret rendezvous of witches and sorcerers for worshiping the Devil, characterized by orgiastic rites, dances, feasting, etc.
Also Sabbath.

Origin of Sabbat

1645–55; < French: special use of sabbat Sabbath
Also called witches' Sabbath.
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British Dictionary definitions for sabbat

sabbat

/ (ˈsæbæt, -ət) /

noun

another word for Sabbath (def. 4)
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Word Origin and History for sabbat

sabbat


n.

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

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