A period of paid leave granted to a university teacher or other worker for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked: she’s away on sabbatical he requested permission to take a sabbatical in Istanbul he took a three-month sabbatical from his job as CEO of a family business
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- The paper was written whilst on sabbatical at Pennsylvania State University, where much logistical support and scientific stimulus was given by D. W. Burbank and colleagues.
- I spent 2 years as a professor at Acadia University replacing those on sabbatical.
- He thanks P. Hoffman for inviting him to spend his sabbatical at Harvard University, where this paper was completed.
1Relating to a sabbatical.
- Only two of the paid sabbatical positions were contested, adding to concerns raised during the hustings that OUSU was failing to display its relevancy to the student body.
- For the next academic year, the author was on sabbatical leave and hence no data are available for the 1994-1995 year.
- He added: ‘We can run more sabbatical courses for priests and that would allow us to maintain the facility.’
2 archaic Of or appropriate to the sabbath.
- What makes the eschatological future available is God's sabbatical celebration, which has been taking place since the foundation of the world.
- But I have noticed what at least appears to be a disconnect in dietary and Sabbatical laws from the past til now.
Late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek sabbatikos 'of the sabbath' + -al.
Words that rhyme with sabbaticalanagrammatical, apostatical, emblematical, enigmatical, fanatical, grammatical, mathematical, piratical, prelatical, problematical
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