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

  Sabbatic \Sab*bat"ic\, Sabbatical \Sab*bat"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?:
     cf. F. sabbatique.]
     Of or pertaining to the Sabbath; resembling the Sabbath;
     enjoying or bringing an intermission of labor.
     [1913 Webster]

     {Sabbatical year} (Jewish Antiq.), every seventh year, in
        which the Israelites were commanded to suffer their fields
        and vineyards to rest, or lie without tillage.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       adj 1: of or relating to the Sabbath; "Friday is a sabbatical day
              for Muslims" [syn: {sabbatic}]
       2: of or relating to sabbatical leave; "sabbatical research
       n : a leave usually taken every seventh year [syn: {sabbatical

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

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "sabbatical":
     comfortable, festal, furlough, holiday, leave, leave of absence,
     liberty, paid holiday, paid vacation, quiet, restful,
     sabbatical leave, sabbatical year, shore leave, time off, vacation,
     vacational, weekend

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