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sabbatical year

sabbatical year

noun

Definition of SABBATICAL YEAR

1
often capitalized S :  a year of rest for the land observed every seventh year in ancient Judea
2
:  a leave often with pay granted usually every seventh year (as to a college professor) for rest, travel, or research —called also sabbatical leave

First Known Use of SABBATICAL YEAR

1599

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