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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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One of the most effective is Sabbatarianism, the practice of working six days a week but taking the seventh off.
50) This republication of the natural law related directly to Hale's Sabbatarianism.
Delaware: a) Its primordial laws (17) are very similar to those of New Jersey, with a tolerant approach and certain preferences (although the Oath of Supremacy is compulsory for every citizen), which may be inferred from the Charter of Delaware of 1701 and the Law on the organization of the testimony of government employees and ministers for church affairs of 1701; b) among its most relevant articles, it is possible to highlight the Decree against Blasphemy of 1739 and the Law to prevent the breach of the Lord's day, commonly known as Sunday of 1739--the clarification is owed to the boom in religious awakening and the controversial issue of Sabbatarianism.
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.
We see Presbyterian Sabbatarianism and sanctimony embodied in Biggar.
He provides compelling evidence that the group emerged out of the Hubmaier tradition, which defended both sword-bearing and Sabbatarianism as Old Testament commands that remained authoritative for contemporary Christians.
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.
In her attempt to claim Hawthorne as a kind of fellow traveler in Transcendentalism, Peabody conflates Hawthorne and his narrator and thereby displaces the sketch's crux of Sabbatarianism and antinomianism.
The first major breach in Sabbatarianism came when trains first arrived in Birmingham in the late 1830s.
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