Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to sabbatic: sabbatical leave, Sabbatic Goat


 (sə-băt′ĭ-kəl) also sab·bat·ic (-ĭk)
1. Relating to a sabbatical year.
2. Sabbatical also Sabbatic Relating or appropriate to the Sabbath as the day of rest.
A sabbatical year.

[From Late Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos, from sabbaton, Sabbath; see Sabbath.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sabbatic - of or relating to the Sabbath; "Friday is a sabbatical day for Muslims"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Although the justice impulse, which embodies the sabbatic principle, finds its first expression in the Decalogue (Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15), it finds its fullest expression in Leviticus 25 in the description of the year of Jubilee.
We heartily concur with Gladys White that "the work of a small advisory board convened by one private company in no way measures up to the task of exercising oversight of human stem cell research." For that reason, we have welcomed and contributed (even at some cost to precious sabbatic time!) to the work of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and other groups and individuals who will help develop the necessary ethical reflection on these important and difficult issues.
He has had sabbatic leaves and other study assignments in five countries.