Sab·​ba·​tar·​i·​an·​ism ˌsa-bə-ˈter-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Sabbatarianism (audio)
: strict and often rigorous observance of the Sabbath

Examples of Sabbatarianism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet Sabbatarianism wasn’t forceful enough to stop the federal postal service from delivering mail on Sundays—a fact that drew the ire of Protestant leaders, not least because post offices had become places for men to drink and carouse. Sohrab Ahmari, WSJ, 7 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1674, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Sabbatarianism was circa 1674

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“Sabbatarianism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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