noun, often capitalized
sab·​ba·​ti·​za·​tion | \ ˌsabətə̇ˈzāshən, -bəˌtīˈz-\
plural -s

Definition of sabbatization

: the act or process of sabbatizing

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History and Etymology for sabbatization

Medieval Latin sabbatization-, sabbatizatio, from Late Latin sabbatizatus (past participle of sabbatizare) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion

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