Meaning of Sabbatical

Sab•bat•i•cal

Pronunciation: (su-bat'i-kul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining or appropriate to the Sabbath.
  2. (l.c.) of or pertaining to a sabbatical year.
  3. (l.c.) bringing a period of rest.
—n.
  1. (l.c.) See
  2. (l.c.) any extended period of leave from one's customary work, esp. for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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