1605–15; < Greek sabbatikós (sábbat(on) Sabbath + -ikos -ic) + -al1 (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Sabbatic
- of or pertaining or appropriate to the Sabbath.
- (lowercase) of or relating to a sabbatical year.
- (lowercase) bringing a period of rest.
- denoting a period of leave granted to university staff, teachers, etc, esp approximately every seventh yeara sabbatical year; sabbatical leave
- denoting a post that renders the holder eligible for such leave
- of, relating to, or appropriate to the Sabbath as a day of rest and religious observance
- (lowercase) sabbatical year.
- (lowercase) any extended period of leave from one's customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.
- any sabbatical period
- short for sabbatical year
- : of or relating to a sabbatical year
- : of or relating to the sabbath sabbatical laws
- : sabbatical year sense 2
- : leave sense 1b
- : a break or change from a normal routine (as of employment)
Example sentences for Sabbatic
- From all this it is clear that the Sabbatic goat must have had some connexion with the East.
- Indeed, in many languages the seventh day is called by a name which indicates its sabbatic character.
- The street, in the Sabbatic sunshine, was as calm as at midnight.
- There must have been a sabbatic air of comfort about the dining-room which was soothing.
- They affect both the sabbatic institution itself, and those whose duty it is to remember it.
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