Origin of Sabbatical
Examples from the Web for sabbatic
From all this it is clear that the Sabbatic goat must have had some connexion with the East.Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria|Lewis Spence
Indeed, in many languages the seventh day is called by a name which indicates its sabbatic character.
The street, in the Sabbatic sunshine, was as calm as at midnight.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
There must have been a sabbatic air of comfort about the dining-room which was soothing.Masques & Phases|Robert Ross
They affect both the sabbatic institution itself, and those whose duty it is to remember it.
Word Origin for sabbatical
adjective Also: Sabbatic
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.