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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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