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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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unemployment benefits to Sabbatarians in common with Sunday
They never married and remained teetotal and strict sabbatarians.
The following summer, however, the Sabbatarians succeeded in stopping Sunday military band performances in Kensington Gardens.
Early seventeenth-century Sabbatarians, drawing heavily on continental Reformed theologians such as Girolamo Zanchi (1516-1590) and Franciscus Junius (1545-1602), argued that the Sabbath (aside from the particularity of the day) was part of the natural law established at the creation, republished in the Decalogue, and moved from the seventh to the first day by Christ.
The other times Luther refers to the meeting are found in: Lectures on Isaiah, LW 16:227 [1527-1530]/ WA 31/2:162, 28-29; Table Talk, WATr 3:370, 9-21 (#3512) [ 1536]; Against the Sabbatarians, LW 47:65-66 [1538]/WA 50:313, 1-6 (5-6); Table Talk, WATr 4:619, 20-620,15 (#5026) [1540]; Table Talk, WA Tr 4: 517,4-20 (#4795) [1541/2]; On the Jews and Their Lies, LW 47:191-192 [1543]/ WA 53:461,28-462,5; On the Ineffable Name, Falk, 173 [1543]/WA 53:589,12-19 (16-19).
down a limitation on Sabbatarians receiving benefits, might come out the
2) All these texts were produced to establish and to defend the identity of an extended Anabaptist community that was distinct not only from the majority religions, whether Catholic or Protestant, but also from competing groups like the Schwenckfelders or other Anabaptist groups like Hutterites, Swiss Brethren and Sabbatarians.
They were Baptists, Sabbatarians, Church of Christ, Mormons and just plain old Christians, I guess, but we all had that great commonality of avoiding the moral failings of the public schools.
For example, a law that required employers to accommodate the religious practices only of Sabbatarians, but not those employees who observe other religious holidays, might be constitutionally unacceptable.
In Luther's letter of 1538 against the Sabbatarians, he admonished those Protestants who adopted Jewish religious practices, including circumcision and the observance of Saturday as the Lord's Day.
Book horrified them as Sabbatarians, not as sporting people, but this
The two unmarried sisters were brought up in a strict Welsh Nonconformist tradition, remaining strict sabbatarians and teetotallers until their deaths, when they bequeathed an astonishing array of art to the museum.