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Sabbath school

noun
  1. Sunday school.
  2. (among Seventh-Day Adventists) such a school held on Saturday, their holy day.
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Origin of Sabbath school

First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for sabbath school

Historical Examples

  • This, then, was all the afternoon's Sabbath-school had accomplished for him.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking

    Isabella Alden

  • That's a good Sabbath-school hymn tune and it's good sense besides.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Will you describe the other man—the gentleman with the Sabbath-school class?'

    Against Odds

    Lawrence L. Lynch

  • I have met with much encouragement in the Sabbath-school and sewing-school.

    Gathering Jewels

    James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles

  • Their little ones they bring to the door of the Sabbath-school.

    Select Temperance Tracts

    American Tract Society


British Dictionary definitions for sabbath school

sabbath school

noun
  1. (sometimes capitals) mainly US a school for religious instruction held on the Sabbath
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