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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Sabbatarian \Sab`ba*ta"ri*an\, a.
     Of or pertaining to the Sabbath, or the tenets of
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Sabbatarian \Sab`ba*ta"ri*an\, n. [L. Sabbatarius: cf. F.
     sabbataire. See {Sabbath}.]
     1. One who regards and keeps the seventh day of the week as
        holy, agreeably to the letter of the fourth commandment in
        the Decalogue.
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     Note: There were Christians in the early church who held this
           opinion, and certain Christians, esp. the {Seventh-day
           Baptists}, hold it now.
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     2. A strict observer of the Sabbath.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       adj : pertaining to the Sabbath and its observance
       n : one who observes Saturday as the Sabbath (as in Judaism)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "Sabbatarian":
     Albigensian, Catharist, Franciscan, High-Churchist, Trappist,
     Waldensian, abstainer, abstinent, anchorite, anchoritic, ascetic,
     austere, bhikshu, bigoted, creedbound, dervish, dogmatic, eremitic,
     evangelical, fakir, flagellant, formalist, formularist, formulist,
     fundamentalist, hermit, hidebound, hyperorthodox, literalist,
     literalistic, liturgist, mendicant, precisianist, precisianistic,
     purist, puristic, puritan, puritanical, rigoristic, ritualist,
     sacramentarian, sannyasi, self-denying, staunch, straitlaced,
     strict, wedded to poverty, yogi, yogin

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