- 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
- ☆ sabbatical leave
See sabbatical year in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A leave of absence, often with pay, usually granted every seventh year, as to a college professor, for travel, research, or rest.
- often Sabbatical year A year during which land remained fallow, observed every seven years by the ancient Jews.
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