- a person who observes the seventh day of the week, Saturday, as the Sabbath.
- a person who adheres to or favors a strict observance of Sunday.
- of or relating to the Sabbath and its observance.
Origin of Sabbatarian
Examples from the Web for sabbatarian
All were rigidly Puritanical in their social and Sabbatarian observances.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XI
At any rate he was even less of a Sabbatarian in the former country than he was in the latter.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)
Wiliam Cabell Bruce
It will become a feature in our Sabbatarian domesticity some day, and among railway journeys at the present time it is unique.The Siege of Mafeking (1900)
J. Angus Hamilton.
Generally a Nonconformist and a Sabbatarian he—perhaps more particularly she—thinks the fewer inns the better.Nooks and Corners of Cornwall
C. A. Dawson Scott
The rigid strictness of Sabbatarian practice requires the full energy of middle life.The Prime Minister
- a person advocating the strict religious observance of Sunday
- a person who observes Saturday as the Sabbath
- of or relating to the Sabbath or its observance
Word Origin and History for sabbatarian
1610s, "a Christian unusually strict about Sabbath observation," from Latin Sabbatarius (adj.), from Sabbatum (see Sabbath). Meaning "member of a Christian sect which maintained the Sabbath should be observed on the seventh day" is attested from 1640s; earlier sabbatary (1590s). Related: Sabbatartianism.