Sabbath breaking

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the violation of the law of the Sabbath.

See also: Sabbath

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Ex officio professors of Sabbath breaking are all whalemen.
Sabbath breaking, gambling, drunkenness, pigeon flying, cock-fighting.
Occasionally, the argument is a bit strained--for example, Spangler acknowledges that Baptists were stricter than other Christians about the Sabbath, but then suggests that Anglicans were themselves fairly "mindful about Sabbath breaking" (146), a claim that is in tension with her own earlier argument that Anglicans did not strictly enforce Sunday church attendance (35).
(34.) An Act to Amend section 4981 of the Revised Laws of 1905 relating to Sabbath Breaking, General Laws of the State of Minnesota Passed and Approved during the 1909 Session of the State Legislature, Chapter 267, House File No.
Robert Gray, a Sunderland curate, had agitated against the revival of horse racing in the town in the 1830s, and produced a pamphlet that condemned meetings as promoting drunkenness, sabbath breaking, and immorality.