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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. the practice in Judaism and some Christian groups of keeping the seventh day holy.
2. the practice of keeping Sunday holy and free of work and pleasureful activity. — sabbatarian, n., adj.
See also: Christianity
the beliefs and principles underlying a strict observance of the Sabbath. — Sabbatarian, n., adj.
See also: Judaism
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He presents the prison-like "Sunday evening" passage at the beginning of Part I, Chapter 3 in the context of Sabbatarianism, an example of the Old Testament codification that turns the essential goodness of religion into evil.
50) This republication of the natural law related directly to Hale's Sabbatarianism.
4) Protestant denominations co-operated both formally and informally in various ways: under the auspices of organs such as state councils of churches and through mission work, theological education, political lobbying, social work, campaigning together in support of Temperance and Sabbatarianism, and in evangelistic endeavours, such as the 1959 Billy Graham Crusade.
Sabbatarianism, opposition to gambling, early closing of hotels and prohibition of alcohol are sometimes said to be Scottish influences.
The first major breach in Sabbatarianism came when trains first arrived in Birmingham in the late 1830s.
12) For Puritan attitudes towards sabbatarianism and sports on
The growing impact of Sabbatarianism meant that for some at least, sports were increasingly less commonly being played on Sundays in the first decade of the century.
Though middle-class interest in sabbatarianism was waning by the 1880s, The Sunday at Home continued to be published since RTS members wished to preserve Sunday as a day of rest and family time in which the father could be an active participant.
Slowly a serious schism took place with Conservatives believing implicitly in infallibility and Sabbatarianism and the new thinking group, which took hold of this new concept and gradually infiltrated the majority of the professional chairs in the main colleges--Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
Indeed, the protesters began espousing Sabbatarianism and what La Pierre and other ministers described as Antinomian principles.
Although relatively unknown in Anabaptist studies generally, Silesia did have a vibrant Anabaptist movement for a few years, characterized by spiritualism, sabbatarianism and communalism.
If Sabbatarianism, prohibition, and East-West divisions in the Canadian labour movement led to increasing tension between the churches and the labour movement by World War I, the deterioration of the relationship between organized labour and the churches in the immediate post-war period can be attributed to the inability of the churches to act on their proclamations and a resurgent labour movement that relied less on middle-class support for labour's cause.