sabbatical year

Sab·bat·i·cal year
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [suh-bat-i-kuh l yeer]
    • /səˈbæt ɪ kəl yɪər/
    • /səˈbæt.ɪ.kəl jɪə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [suh-bat-i-kuh l yeer]
    • /səˈbæt ɪ kəl yɪər/

Definitions of sabbatical year words

  • noun sabbatical year 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. 1
  • noun sabbatical year 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. Compare jubilee (def 6). 1
  • noun sabbatical year a year during which the land was to be left uncultivated, debts annulled, etc, supposed to be observed every seventh year by the ancient Israelites according to Leviticus 25 0
  • noun sabbatical year 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 0
  • noun sabbatical year sabbatical leave 0

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Origin of sabbatical year

First appearance:

before 1625
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1625-35

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sabbatical year popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 3% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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