Definition of sabbatical
1 : of or relating to a sabbatical year
2 : of or relating to the sabbath <sabbatical laws>
Variants of sabbatical
Origin and Etymology of sabbatical
Late Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos, from sabbaton
First Known Use: 1599
Examples of sabbatical in a sentence
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
SABBATICAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sabbatical for English Language Learners
: 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.
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