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

Definition of sabbatize

intransitive verb

: to keep the sabbath

transitive verb

: to keep as the sabbath

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History and Etymology for sabbatize

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

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to take the place or position of

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