Sabbatical

/səˈbatɪk(ə)l/

Origin

1605–15; < Greek sabbatikós (sábbat(on) Sabbath + -ikos -ic) + -al1 (Source: dictionary.com)

Late 16th century via late Latin from Greek sabbatikos ‘of the sabbath’ + -al. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Sabbatical

Sabbatical

adjective

  1. of or pertaining or appropriate to the Sabbath.
  2. (lowercase) of or relating to a sabbatical year.
  3. (lowercase) bringing a period of rest.
  4. denoting a period of leave granted to university staff, teachers, etc, esp approximately every seventh yeara sabbatical year; sabbatical leave
  5. denoting a post that renders the holder eligible for such leave
  6. of, relating to, or appropriate to the Sabbath as a day of rest and religious observance

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Sabbatical

noun

  1. (lowercase) sabbatical year.
  2. (lowercase) any extended period of leave from one's customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.
  3. any sabbatical period
  4. short for sabbatical year

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Sabbatical

noun

  1. A period of paid leave granted to a university teacher or other worker for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked.

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Sabbatical

adjective

  1. Relating to a sabbatical.
  2. Of or appropriate to the sabbath.

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Sabbatical

adjective

  1. : of or relating to a sabbatical year
  2. : of or relating to the sabbath sabbatical laws

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Sabbatical

noun

  1. : sabbatical year sense 2
  2. : leave sense 1b
  3. : a break or change from a normal routine (as of employment)

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Example sentences for Sabbatical

  1. I was also teaching my courses at UC-Berkeley much of that time, though I had time off in the summers and through a sabbatical.
  2. After a four-year sabbatical, today LeBron James decided to go back home.
  3. Her recent medical episode underscores her need for a sabbatical.
  4. A sabbatical calm results from the contemplation of his labours.
  5. To these ends it is not enough that each one should determine for himself the portion and proportion of his own Sabbatical times.
  6. And yet, to the eye of science, there would be no more disorder here than in the Sabbatical peace of a summer sea.
  7. At sixty she had given up work, entering upon, she said, the Sabbatical period of her life.
  8. Has this principle any reference to the sabbatical ordinance?

Related words & Synonyms

recess, furlough, break, holiday, vacation, liberty

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