1sab·bat·i·cal adjective \sə-ˈba-ti-kəl\
: of or relating to a sabbatical year
: of or relating to the sabbath <sabbatical laws>
Origin of SABBATICAL
Late Latin sabbaticus,
from Greek sabbatikos,
First Known Use: 1599
: 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.
: a break or change from a normal routine (as of employment)
Examples of SABBATICAL
- Several professors will be taking sabbaticals this year.
- She recently returned to work after a two-year sabbatical from her acting career.
- Several professors will be on sabbatical this year.
First Known Use of SABBATICAL
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