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sabbatical year

n.
1. A leave of absence from one's regular work responsibilities, usually with pay, for research, rest, or recreation. Many university professors are granted a sabbatical every seventh year.
2. often Sabbatical year A year during which land remains fallow, observed every seven years by Jewish farmers in Israel.

sabbatical year

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(Bible) (often capitals) Bible a year during which the land was to be left uncultivated, debts annulled, etc, supposed to be observed every seventh year by the ancient Israelites according to Leviticus 25

sabbat′ical year′


n.
1. Also called sabbat′ical leave′. a year, usu. every seventh, of release from normal teaching duties granted to a college professor for research, travel, etc.
2. a yearlong period observed by Jews in ancient times and in modern Israel once every 7 years, during which all agricultural labors are suspended. Lev. 25.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sabbatical year - a sabbatical leave lasting one year
sabbatical, sabbatical leave - a leave usually taken every seventh year
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sabbatical year

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(Rel) → Sabbatjahr nt
(Univ) → Forschungsjahr nt
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I do not take sabbatical years. I am young and I have desire.
In the Old Testament according to the law of Leviticus (25:8-17, 23-55) every fiftieth year (seven cycles of seven years, or seven sabbatical years) the Israelites should free their slaves, erase all debts, return landed property to its original owner, let the earth rest without seeding or harvesting.
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Some of the ideas have involved those sorts of considerations - sabbatical years."
Lest fundamentalists claim that this reading jeopardizes the immutable essence of Orthodox Judaism, let us remind them that in the present and in the past, prominent rabbis eschewed crude literalism to champion the rights of chained women, "mamzerim," farmers during sabbatical years and even interest-loan creditors in order to uphold the eternal values of the Torah.
His family lived in Norway during two sabbatical years, the most recent funded by a Fulbright Fellowship in 1993-1994.
First would come seven Sabbatical years, each one occurring, naturally, once every seven years.