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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.
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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
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(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.
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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
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A. ADJsabatario
B. Nsabatario/a m/f partidario/a de guardar estrictamente el domingo
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nstrenger Befürworter des Sonntagsgebots or (Jewish) → Sabbatgebots
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A new and final bid has been made by families to swim on Sundays on the Sabbatarian stronghold of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
Are they trying to impose a Sabbatarian society on us?
Sherbert arose out of a sincere Sabbatarian's free-exercise challenge to the state's refusal to grant her unemployment-compensation benefits after she lost her job because she refused to work on Saturdays.
The responsibility implied in reverent gratitude pervades the next stanza, which plays on the Sabbatarian notion of the Lord's day as a time for prayer and solemn worship.
(51.) More about the battle over Sunday baseball can be found in Charlie Bevis's journal article "Rocky Point: A Lone Outpost of Sunday Baseball in Sabbatarian New England," NINE: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture (Fall 2005): 78-97.
(33) Roberts was also a vocal supporter of the freethought Friends of Liberal Principles and Equal Rights, a group that staged meetings in opposition to tract and missionary societies and their Sabbatarian campaigns in the midst of Charles Finney's infamous Rochester revival meetings.
Several other families followed and, subsequently, other regions of the Northwest, including the Puget Sound area of Washington, were receiving attention from Sabbatarian settlers.
The high cost of Sabbath keeping may be one reason that it is a relatively rare Christian practice (Bass, 1997; Brueggemann, 2014; Bull & Lockhart, 2007; Diddams et al., 2004; Waller, 2009); a full day of Sabbath rest is typically only found among orthodox Jewish communities or a few explicitly Sabbatarian Protestant denominations.
This vision launched him into an attack on the tiresome preachiness of British Sabbatarian reformers he blamed for the dullness of British working-class life outside the workplace (89).
The author has organized the main body of his text in five chapters devoted to the historical background and early attitudes toward charismatic and visionary experiences among Millerites and Sabbatarian Adventists up to 1850, the acceptance of WhiteAEs prophetic gift, the gift of prophecy becoming a part of the Seventh-day Adventist statement of beliefs, and other related subjects.
District Court in Forth Worth, Texas, charged the company with violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 'by denying a reasonable religious accommodation' to James Robinson III, a Seventh-day Sabbatarian, and Chris Scruggs, a Messianic Jew, who had previously taken off religious holidays without pay.
A statue of John Knox loomed over a main Dunedin square to drive the sabbatarian point home.