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