Sabbatarian

Sabbatarian

[sab-uh-tair-ee-uhn]
noun
1.
a person who observes the seventh day of the week, Saturday, as the Sabbath.
2.
a person who adheres to or favors a strict observance of Sunday.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the Sabbath and its observance.

Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin sabbatāri(us) (sabbat(um) Sabbath + -ārius -ary) + -an

Sabbatarianism, noun
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Sabbatarian (ˌsæbəˈtɛərɪən)
 
n
1.  a person advocating the strict religious observance of Sunday
2.  a person who observes Saturday as the Sabbath
 
adj
3.  of or relating to the Sabbath or its observance
 
[C17: from Late Latin sabbatārius a Sabbath-keeper]
 
Sabba'tarianism
 
n

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sabbatarian
1620, "a Christian unusually strict about Sabbath observation," from L. Sabbatarius (adj.), from Sabbatum (see Sabbath). Meaning "member of a Christian sect which maintained the Sabbath should be observed on the seventh day" is attested from 1645; earlier sabbatary (1596).
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