sabbatical

If your job entitles you, you probably take a sabbatical every seven years, which means you get a year of paid leave to do whatever you want to further your understanding of the world.

The word sabbatical, which can be a noun or an adjective, comes from the Greek word sabatikos, which means โ€œof the Sabbath,โ€ the day of rest that happens every seventh day. Most teaching jobs come with the promise of a sabbatical, which is a year of not having to teach, though you still get paid. During your sabbatical, you usually are expected to do research and perhaps write a book โ€” in other words, keep working.

Primary Meanings of sabbatical

1.
nadj
a leave usually taken every seventh year
of or relating to sabbatical leave
2.
adj
of or relating to the Sabbath
Full Definitions of sabbatical
1

n a leave usually taken every seventh year

Synonyms:
sabbatical leave
Types:
sabbatical year
a sabbatical leave lasting one year
Type of:
leave, leave of absence
the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty

adj of or relating to sabbatical leave

sabbatical research project”
2

adj of or relating to the Sabbath

“Friday is a sabbatical day for Muslims”
Synonyms:
sabbatic

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