Sabbatic Sab*bat"ic, Sabbatical Sab*bat"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. sabbatique.] Of or pertaining to the Sabbath; resembling the Sabbath; enjoying or bringing an intermission of labor. [1913 Webster]

{Sabbatical year} (Jewish Antiq.), every seventh year, in which the Israelites were commanded to suffer their fields and vineyards to rest, or lie without tillage. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sabbatical — [sə bat′i kəl] adj. [< Fr sabbatique < LL(Ec) sabbaticus < Gr sabbatikos < sabbaton (see SABBATH) + AL] 1. of or suited to the Sabbath 2. [s ] bringing a period of rest that recurs in regular cycles n. [s ] 1. a recurring period of… …   English World dictionary

  • sabbatical — 1640s, of or suitable for the Sabbath, from L. sabbaticus, from Gk. sabbatikos of the Sabbath (see SABBATH (Cf. Sabbath)). Meaning a year s absence granted to researchers (originally one year in seven, to university professors) first recorded… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sabbatical — ► NOUN ▪ a period of paid leave granted to a university teacher for study or travel (traditionally one year for every seven years worked). ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to a sabbatical. 2) archaic of or appropriate to the sabbath. ORIGIN from Greek… …   English terms dictionary

  • sabbatical — (izg. sebètikl) m DEFINICIJA razg. slobodna studijska godina koju sveučilišni nastavnici mogu koristiti svake sedme godine radi daljnjeg usavršavanja ETIMOLOGIJA engl. ← grč. sabbatikós: koji se odnosi na Šabat, v. prema Bibliji, razdoblje od… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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  • Sabbatical — A sabbatical (from the Latin sabbaticus , from the Greek sabbatikos , from Hebrew shabbathon , i.e., Sabbath) is a rest from work, a hiatus, typically 2 months plus. The concept of a sabbatical has a source in several places in the Bible… …   Wikipedia

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  • sabbatical — n. 1) to give, grant a sabbatical 2) to get; have; take a sabbatical 3) (to be, go) on a sabbatical (she was on a sabbatical) * * * [sə bætɪk(ə)l] grant a sabbatical have take a sabbatical to get to give (to be, go) on a sabbatical (she was on a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Sabbatical — Langzeiturlaub * * * Sab|ba|ti|cal [sə bɛtɪkl̩], das; s, s [engl. sabbatical, zu: sabbatical = Sabbat…; zum Sabbat gehörig < spätlat. sabbaticus < griech. sabbatikós]: (neben dem jährlichen Erholungsurlaub) einmal in einem längeren Zeitraum …   Universal-Lexikon

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