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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sabbat′ical year′(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Education

  2. 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.

    Category: Judaism

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sabbatical year(noun)

    a sabbatical leave lasting one year

Wiktionary

  1. sabbatical year(Noun)

    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.

  2. sabbatical year(Noun)

    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.

Freebase

  1. Sabbatical

    Sabbatical or a sabbatical is a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year. The concept of sabbatical has a source in shmita, described several places in the Bible. In the strict sense, therefore, a sabbatical lasts a year.

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