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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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(4) By the mid-seventeenth century, colonial Puritans were experimenting with "Jewish" forms of observance: seventh-day Sabbatarianism, the wearing of skullcaps, and the use of honorifics such as "rabbi" (Hertzberg 1989, 27; Mather 1729, 27).
Redmond, a writer in the UK, traces the history of the Irish-American Athletic Club of New York from 1898 to 1917 within the context of immigration, ethnic nationalism, discrimination, class, and education in American society, as well as amateurism, politics, and "Sabbatarianism." He describes the Irish athletic scene in New York City before the club was formed; the construction of its home, Celtic Park, in Queens; how the club made a decision to seek athletes and members outside of New York's Irish community, including Jewish and African American athletes; the first five years of the club as it tried to establish itself along the nation's major clubs; and Irish athletes who migrated to America and joined the club, including the "Irish Whales" group of field athletes.
Letters from England to SDBC Newport reveal the transnational evolution of Sabbatarianism within Baptist theology.
For Moltmann, Christians face the problem of Sabbatarianism, whether the Christian community should observe Sunday (the first day of the week rather than the last), the Lord's day, as a kind of transplant of Israel's Sabbath law.
One of the most effective is Sabbatarianism, the practice of working six days a week but taking the seventh off.
The transition to Sabbatarianism contributed to the further isolation of the Nikolsburg Reformation, as contemporaries now raised the reproof of Judaizing.
--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.
(50) This republication of the natural law related directly to Hale's Sabbatarianism. 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.
We see Presbyterian Sabbatarianism and sanctimony embodied in Biggar.
(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.
An 1883 San Francisco Chronicle article evaluated a proposed Massachusetts ban on Sunday railroad shipping and found that "[t]o Californians accustomed to nearly the full freedom of Continental cities, it seems strange that objections should be made to the running of railroads on Sundays" and that "to declare as a violation of the Sabbath the running of trains, the delivery of bread, milk, newspapers and other articles indispensible to the modern breakfast, is a relic of barbarianism which will soon find as few defenders as the Massachusetts legislation against witchcraft or the old Blue Laws of California." Sabbatarianism, S.F.