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1. One who observes Saturday as the Sabbath, as in Judaism.
2. One who believes in strict observance of the Sabbath.
Relating to the Sabbath or to Sabbatarians.

[From Late Latin sabbatārius, from Latin sabbatum, Sabbath; see Sabbath.]

Sab′ba·tar′i·an·ism n.


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a person advocating the strict religious observance of Sunday
2. (Judaism) a person who observes Saturday as the Sabbath
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to the Sabbath or its observance
[C17: from Late Latin sabbatārius a Sabbath-keeper]
ˌSabbaˈtarianism n


(ˌsæb əˈtɛər i ən)

1. a person, esp. a Christian, who observes Saturday as the Sabbath.
2. a person who adheres to or advocates a strict observance of Sunday as a day of rest.
3. of or pertaining to the Sabbath and its observance.
[1605–15; < Late Latin sabbatāri(us), derivative of sabbatum Sabbath]
Sab`ba•tar′i•an•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sabbatarian - one who observes Saturday as the Sabbath (as in Judaism)
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
Adj.1.Sabbatarian - pertaining to the Sabbath and its observance


A. ADJsabatario
B. Nsabatario/a m/f partidario/a de guardar estrictamente el domingo


nstrenger Befürworter des Sonntagsgebots or (Jewish) → Sabbatgebots
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