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sabbatical

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adjective sab·bat·i·cal \sə-ˈba-ti-kəl\

Definition of sabbatical

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a sabbatical year

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the sabbath <sabbatical laws>



Variants of sabbatical

or sab·bat·ic play \-tik\

Origin of sabbatical

Late Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos, from sabbaton


First Known Use: 1599

Rhymes with sabbatical


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sabbatical

noun sab·bat·i·cal

Simple Definition of sabbatical

  • : a period of time during which someone does not work at his or her regular job and is able to rest, travel, do research, etc.

Full Definition of sabbatical

  1. 1 :  sabbatical year 2

  2. 2 :  leave 1b

  3. 3 :  a break or change from a normal routine (as of employment)

Examples of sabbatical

  1. Several professors will be taking sabbaticals this year.

  2. She recently returned to work after a two-year sabbatical from her acting career.

  3. Several professors will be on sabbatical this year.



1903

First Known Use of sabbatical

1903



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