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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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They cannot, for example, craft the sort of bright-line solution used in Sherbert, where the Court announced that all sincere Sabbatarians simply cannot be, on that basis, excluded from receiving workers-compensation benefits.
The four texts are "That Jesus Was Born a Jew" (1523) in LW 45: 199-229; "Against the Sabbatarians" (1538) in LW 47: 65-98; "On the Jews and Their Lies" (1543) in LW 47: 268-93; "Vom Schem Hamphoras und vom Geschlecht Christi" ("On the Ineffable Name and on the Lineage of Christ") (1543) in D.
News that there were Christians in Moravia who were observing the Saturday Sabbath gave Luther the occasion for his anti-Jewish polemic, Against the Sabbatarians. To a Good Friend (1538).
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(290) The Court further held that the state did not have a compelling interest in not granting a religious exemption, since the state could still meet its interest in avoiding fraud by creating an exemption for Sabbatarians. (291)
They never married and remained teetotal and strict sabbatarians. They were major benefactors of charities and cultural institutions in Wales and in 1920 bought Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, in Mid Wales, which became a centre of artistic creativity .
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).
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down a limitation on Sabbatarians receiving benefits, might come out the
The mostly radical Unitarian ideas (forming several trends, among which the Judeo-Christian one of the Sabbatarians) enjoyed initial success but then lost some of their supporters, especially among the less wealthy Hungarian-speaking communities of Cluj, Turda/Torda/Thorenburg and Aries/Aranyos.