verb, sometimes capitalized sab·ba·tize \ˈsabəˌtīz\

Definition of sabbatize


  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to keep the sabbath

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to keep as the sabbath

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Origin and Etymology of sabbatize

Middle English sabatisen, from Late Latin sabbatizare, from Greek sabbatizein, from sabbaton sabbath + -izein -ize — more at sabbath

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