Definitions for sabbatical year
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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.
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.
a sabbatical leave lasting one year
A year of rest for the land observed every seven years in ancient Judea, which included allowing the fields to lie without tilling, sowing, or reaping from one autumn to the next in accordance with a Levitical commandment.
A leave, often with full or half pay granted (as every seventh year) to one holding an administrative or professional position for rest, travel, or research.
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