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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sabbatical year(noun)

    a sabbatical leave lasting one year

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  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.

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  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 in several places in the Bible. In the strict sense, therefore, a sabbatical lasts a year.


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