Sabbatarian

[ sab-uh-tair-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌsæb əˈtɛər i ən /

noun

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.

adjective

of or relating to the Sabbath and its observance.

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Origin of Sabbatarian

1605–15; <Late Latin sabbatāri(us) (sabbat(um) Sabbath + -ārius-ary) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Sabbatarian

Sab·ba·tar·i·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Sabbatarian

Sabbatarian
/ (ˌsæbəˈtɛərɪən) /

noun

a person advocating the strict religious observance of Sunday
a person who observes Saturday as the Sabbath

adjective

of or relating to the Sabbath or its observance

Derived forms of Sabbatarian

Sabbatarianism, noun

Word Origin for Sabbatarian

C17: from Late Latin sabbatārius a Sabbath-keeper
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