- of or pertaining or appropriate to the Sabbath.
- (lowercase) of or relating to a sabbatical year.
- (lowercase) bringing a period of rest.
- (lowercase) sabbatical year.
- (lowercase) any extended period of leave from one's customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.
Origin of Sabbatical
Examples from the Web for sabbatic
Historical Examples of sabbatic
Is there any designation of the first day for a sabbatic purpose?
Let every thing which has the least semblance of the Sabbatic rest be annihilated.
From all this it is clear that the Sabbatic goat must have had some connexion with the East.Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria
The street, in the Sabbatic sunshine, was as calm as at midnight.The Price of Love
There must have been a sabbatic air of comfort about the dining-room which was soothing.Masques & Phases
- denoting a period of leave granted to university staff, teachers, etc, esp approximately every seventh yeara sabbatical year; sabbatical leave
- denoting a post that renders the holder eligible for such leave
- any sabbatical period
Word Origin for sabbatical
- of, relating to, or appropriate to the Sabbath as a day of rest and religious observance
- short for sabbatical year
1640s, "of or suitable for the Sabbath," from Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos "of the Sabbath" (see Sabbath). Noun meaning "a year's absence granted to researchers" (originally one year in seven, to university professors) is from 1934, short for sabbatical year, etc., first recorded 1886 (the thing itself is attested from 1880, at Harvard), related to sabbatical year (1590s) in Mosaic law, the seventh year, in which land was to remain untilled and debtors and slaves released.