sabbatical year

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 by Jews once every seven years, during which the fields were to be left untilled and all agricultural labors were to be suspended. Lev. 25. Cf. jubilee (def. 6).

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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 a sabbatical leave lasting one year • Hypernyms: ↑sabbatical, ↑sabbatical leave …   Useful english 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 —    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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