sabbatical year

sabbatical year
a sabbatical leave lasting one year
Hypernyms: ↑sabbatical, ↑sabbatical leave

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  • Sabbatical Year — • The seventh year, devoted to cessation of agriculture, and holding in the period of seven years a place analogous to that of the Sabbath in the week; also called Year of Remission Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sabbatical Year      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Sabbatical year — Year Year, n. [OE. yer, yeer, [yogh]er, AS. ge[ a]r; akin to OFries. i?r, g?r, D. jaar, OHG. j[=a]r, G. jahr, Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aar, Sw. [*a]r, Goth. j?r, Gr. ? a season of the year, springtime, a part of the day, an hour, ? a year, Zend y[=a]re… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sabbatical year — n. 1. among the ancient Jews, every seventh year, in which, according to Mosaic law, the land and vineyards were to remain fallow and debtors were to be released ☆ 2. SABBATICAL LEAVE …   English World dictionary

  • Sabbatical year — Sabbatic Sab*bat ic, Sabbatical Sab*bat ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. sabbatique.] Of or pertaining to the Sabbath; resembling the Sabbath; enjoying or bringing an intermission of labor. [1913 Webster] {Sabbatical year} (Jewish Antiq.), every seventh… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SABBATICAL YEAR AND JUBILEE — (Heb. שְׁמִטָּה, shemittah; יוֹבֵל, yovel). According to the Bible, during the seventh year all land had to be fallow and debts were to be remitted (Ex. 23:10–11; Lev. 25:1–7, 18–22; Deut. 15:1–11). The close of seven sabbatical cycles instituted …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • sabbatical year — year of rest from work …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sabbatical year — noun Date: 1599 1. often capitalized S a year of rest for the land observed every seventh year in ancient Judea 2. a leave often with pay granted usually every seventh year (as to a college professor) for rest, travel, or research called also… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sabbatical year — noun 1》 a year s sabbatical leave. 2》 (in biblical times) a year observed every seventh year under the Law of Moses as a ‘sabbath’ during which the land was allowed to rest …   English new terms dictionary

  • sabbatical year — 1. Also called sabbatical leave. (in a school, college, university, etc.) a year, usually every seventh, of release from normal teaching duties granted to a professor, as for study or travel. 2. Chiefly Biblical. a yearlong period to be observed… …   Universalium

  • Sabbatical year —    Every seventh year, during which the land, according to the law of Moses, had to remain uncultivated (Lev. 25:2 7; comp. Ex. 23:10, 11, 12; Lev. 26:34, 35). Whatever grew of itself during that year was not for the owner of the land, but for… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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