• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sabbatical of or relating to sabbatical leave "sabbatical research project"
    • adj sabbatical of or relating to the Sabbath "Friday is a sabbatical day for Muslims"
    • n sabbatical a leave usually taken every seventh year
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sabbatical Of or pertaining to the Sabbath; resembling the Sabbath; enjoying or bringing an intermission of labor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sabbatical Sabbatic; characterized by rest or cessation from labor or tillage: as, the sabbatical years (see below).
    • sabbatical Recurring in sevens, or on every seventh (day, month, year, etc.).
    • n sabbatical A contraction of Sabbatical year.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sabbatical pertaining to, or resembling, the Sabbath: enjoying or bringing rest
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. : cf. F. sabbatique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. Sabbatum, gener. in pl. Sabbata—Gr. Sabbaton—Heb. Shabbāth, rest.


In literature:

There were scores of people, most of them sufficiently sabbatical to have assumed their best clothes.
"The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells
The women were hushed up and Randy was given an immediate sabbatical of indefinite length.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
There must have been a sabbatic air of comfort about the dining-room which was soothing.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
Every statesman like every professor should have his sabbatical year.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
Whether she was the same as the French Reine du Sabbat is equally difficult to determine.
"The Witch-cult in Western Europe" by Margaret Alice Murray
All this week, thanks in a great measure to the prolonged Bank Holiday, Witanbury had been bathed in a sabbatical calm.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
These people haven't had a Sabbatical Bacchanal in seven years.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The institution of the sabbatical year appears to afford another very apt illustration.
"Christian Devotedness" by Anthony Norris Groves
Hipparchus on Sabbatical Jewish years, 373.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
MEINHOLD, J. Sabbat und Woche in Alten Testament (Goettingen, 1905).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
In the fifteenth chapter of the Book of Deuteronomy this sabbatic year is called a year of release.
"The Astronomy of the Bible" by E. Walter Maunder
This is his sabbatical year and he is spending it on a ranch he owns up at Hat Creek, near Mount Lassen.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
Of Mr. Groschut it is only necessary to say that he is still at Pugsty, vexing the souls of his parishioners by Sabbatical denunciations.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Lee," Bondy chimed in; "Take a sabbatical year.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
But, though the glen is quick with life, there is no sound: a deep Sabbatical calm broods over all things.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
However, the rigor of the Jewish Sabbatical laws was by no means followed.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
A sabbatical calm results from the contemplation of his labours.
"Res Judicatæ" by Augustine Birrell
It was believed that demons and sorcerers frequently came together and held what were called "Sabbats;" that is to say, orgies.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 4 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
A sabbatical year intervened.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
Afterwards the ladies exchanged "words," upon Sabbatical grounds.
"Kipps" by H. G. Wells

In news:

He replaces Bill Cripe who will take a sabbatical leave of absence.
The usual scribe for this space, Thomas Yeatts, has gone on a brief summer sabbatical.
From the time I made the decision to spend part of the sabbatical in the London area, I've wanted to visit Holy Trinity Brompton church.
From May through July, I shall use part of my sabbatical to visit various churches and record my experiences there.
I'm spending my sabbatical in New Delhi, where my wife is working on a Fulbright project.
I've been given the opportunity to take a summer sabbatical.
Executives also could possibly miss out on a sabbatical the following year, if the agency doesn't award enough contracts to small business.
What Is A "Dad Sabbatical" And Why Does It Just Feel Wrong.
Recharge your life and your career with a sabbatical.
Athleta, WB Pizza, Sabbatical , Blaze BBQ.
Titans to use upcoming bye as much-needed sabbatical .
Iowa College President Granted Sabbatical .
FAYETTE, Iowa (AP) — Upper Iowa University in Fayette says its president will be on sabbatical .
The private college says in a statement Friday that its Board of Trustees granted Alan Walker a sabbatical for the rest of the academic year.
Upper Iowa University in Fayette says its president will be on sabbatical .

In science:

Hernquist and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for hosting my sabbatical during this work.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
SBY is also grateful to the DGES (Spain) for a sabbatical grant (No.
Multiparticle trapping problem in the half-line
Part of this work was done while the author was on sabbatical leave at Microsoft Research and at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.
Shuffling by semi-random transpositions
DH gratefully acknowledges sabbatical support from the Wenner-Gren Foundation.
Josephson junction transmission lines as tunable artificial crystals
When I gave this talk I had just returned to CERN for a 1-year sabbatical.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the DFG. H.S.-B. thanks the Instituto de Matematicas in Cuernavaca for an extremely pleasant stay during his sabbatical. R.A.R. thanks A.
The random phase property and the Lyapunov spectrum for disordered multi-channel systems
AAF is thankful to the Indian Institute of Astrophysics for hospitality during his sabbatical leave in 2010 and acknowledges support of CONACyT (Mexico), DST (India) and from DGAPA-UNAM through grant IN114309.
The unusually large population of Blazhko variables in the globular cluster NGC 5024 (M53)
The first named author (D. E) is grateful to the Department of Mathematics, The University of Queensland, for the hospitality extended to him during a sabbatical stay in which this work was completed.
Discrete Randomness in Discrete Time Quantum Walk: Study via Stochastic Averaging
Research supported by the Australian Research Council and performed during the author’s sabbatical at Durham University, UK.
On the chromatic number of a random hypergraph
Acknowledgments E.H. wishes to thank the ANR Ham Mark and Universit´e Grenoble 1 for support in the Spring of 2012, where this work was initiated. E.H. is also very grateful for the hospitality at the University of California, Davis during a sabbatical leave from Cairo University.
Spectral Transition for Random Quantum Walks on Trees
ALK would like to thank the Institute of Astronomy for hospitality during a sabbatical visit.
An Investigation into the Geometry of Seyfert Galaxies
Most of this paper and the preceding paper were written during my sabbatical at MIT the academic year 99/00 and I thank MIT for their hospitality.
Describing coherent sheaves on projective spaces via Koszul duality
Acknowledgements: The first author would like to thank MIT for its warm hospitality and the Technion for its sabbatical support for the period in which this paper was written.
Isoscattering on surfaces
This article was written while the author was on sabbatical at the California Institute of Technology and the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington; the author thanks both of these institutions for their hospitality.
Galactic Winds: Near and Far
James Berger for facilitating his sabbatical leave visit at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) during Fall 2008 as this afforded him quality time for generating ideas relevant to this pro ject.
Power-enhanced multiple decision functions controlling family-wise error and false discovery rates