Examples from the Web for sabbatical
I was also teaching my courses at UC-Berkeley much of that time, though I had time off in the summers and through a sabbatical.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After a four-year sabbatical, today LeBron James decided to go back home.
Her recent medical episode underscores her need for a sabbatical.Hillary Clinton 2016? Women Look Ahead To ‘History In the Making’|Paul Alexander|January 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A sabbatical calm results from the contemplation of his labours.Res Judicat|Augustine Birrell
To these ends it is not enough that each one should determine for himself the portion and proportion of his own Sabbatical times.
And yet, to the eye of science, there would be no more disorder here than in the Sabbatical peace of a summer sea.Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions|Thomas H. Huxley
At sixty she had given up work, entering upon, she said, the Sabbatical period of her life.Hester, Volume 1 (of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
Has this principle any reference to the sabbatical ordinance?The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 1 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
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Word Origin for sabbatical
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adjective Also: Sabbatic
Word Origin and History for sabbatical
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.