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.
- Sometimes Sab·bat·ic .
- Sab·bat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- Sab·bat·i·cal·ness, noun
- non-Sab·bat·ic, adjective, noun
- non-Sab·bat·i·cal, adjective, noun
- non-Sab·bat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use Sabbatical in a sentence
Warning was given that the loans to a poor Hebrew should not be withheld because the sabbatic year was close at hand.
The interpretation of the sabbatic year and the year of Jubilee has greatly exercised commentators.
If, on the contrary, it was tilled for six years, then the run of the sabbatic years would be interrupted.
A natural syphon from an underground basin accounts for this flow, as also for that of the Sabbatic river in North Syria.Palestine | Claude Reignier Conder
It was the Sabbatic year, when nothing is sown and the land lies fallow.A Thousand Years of Jewish History | Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
British Dictionary definitions for sabbatical (1 of 2)
denoting a period of leave granted to university staff, teachers, etc, esp approximately every seventh year: a sabbatical year; sabbatical leave
denoting a post that renders the holder eligible for such leave
any sabbatical period
British Dictionary definitions for Sabbatical (2 of 2)
of, relating to, or appropriate to the Sabbath as a day of rest and religious observance
short for sabbatical year
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