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1sabbatical

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

Definition of SABBATICAL

1
:  of or relating to a sabbatical year
2
:  of or relating to the sabbath <sabbatical laws>

Variants of SABBATICAL

sab·bat·i·cal or sab·bat·ic \-tik\

Origin of SABBATICAL

Late Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos, from sabbaton
First Known Use: 1599

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

Rhymes with SABBATICAL

2sabbatical

noun

: 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

2
:  leave 1b
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.

First Known Use of SABBATICAL

1903

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

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