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 (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.]


(Protestantism) of, relating to, or appropriate to the Sabbath as a day of rest and religious observance
(Bible) short for sabbatical year


1. (Education) denoting a period of leave granted to university staff, teachers, etc, esp approximately every seventh year: a sabbatical year; sabbatical leave.
2. (Education) denoting a post that renders the holder eligible for such leave
(Education) any sabbatical period
[C16: from Greek sabbatikos; see Sabbath]


(səˈbæt ɪ kəl)

also sab•bat′ic,

1. (cap.) of or appropriate to the Sabbath.
2. pertaining to a sabbatical year.
4. any extended period of leave from one's customary work.
[1605–15; < Greek sabbatikós (sábbaton) Sabbath]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sabbatical - a leave usually taken every seventh year
leave, leave of absence - the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother"
sabbatical year - a sabbatical leave lasting one year
Adj.1.sabbatical - of or relating to the Sabbath; "Friday is a sabbatical day for Muslims"
2.sabbatical - of or relating to sabbatical leave; "sabbatical research project"


A. ADJ (Rel) → sabático
B. N (also sabbatical year) → año m sabático


[səˈbætɪkəl] n (= sabbatical year) → année f sabbatique
to take a sabbatical → prendre une année sabbatiquesabbatical year nannée f sabbatique


(Rel) → Sabbat-
(Univ) he is on sabbatical leaveer hat akademischen Urlaub or Forschungsurlaub
n (Univ) → akademischer Urlaub, Forschungsurlaub m; to have a/be on sabbaticalForschungsurlaub or akademischen Urlaub haben


[səˈbætɪkl] (Univ)
1. nanno sabbatico
to take a sabbatical → prendere un anno sabbatico
2. adjsabbatico/a
sabbatical year → anno sabbatico
References in classic literature ?
There were scores of people, most of them sufficiently sabbatical to have assumed their best clothes.
Edna was struck by the benevolent appearance of an elderly spectator in a silk hat and Sabbatical garments.
The sabbatical would also be offered during employees' 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th and 40th years with the firm.
Jenny Blake used the sabbatical in 2011 to launch her first book, and it went so well she launched a consulting firm instead of returning to Google.
SAP SE has announced that Eleven employees have been successful in completing a month-long Social Sabbatical assignment in Chennai to assist four non-profit organizations in developing best practices and achieving operational efficiency.
Pat Jury recently agreed to take a four-month sabbatical to help him, and the Iowa Credit Union League he has led for 25 years, prepare for the future.
ALISON King has confirmed she is leaving Coronation Street, and not taking a sabbatical as previously reported.
And while Brendan Rodgers (above, left) was referring to ex-Liverpool players in the media when he claimed 'there is a group of people that don't want me here', there is clearly one bloke who doesn't want him at Anfield - Jurgen Klopp, on sabbatical (millionaires and Guardian journalists have 'sabbaticals', the rest of us 'doss about').
At age 65, he began to notice significant cognitive impairment--not just forgetting and misplacing things, but missing two return flights, taking his grocery list to a hardware store, and feeling "like I was wading through mental jelly," he recorded in Street Sabbatical.
The word sabbatical has its derivation from the word "Sabbath" and the literal dictionary meaning of it is 'recurring period of rest', 'a leave usually taken every seventh year'.
In the beginning: The Bible requires a seventh year sabbatical to give people and the land a respite and to refresh.