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Sabbatarian

[sab-uh-tair-ee-uh n] /ˌsæb əˈtɛər i ən/
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
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin sabbatāri(us) (sabbat(um) Sabbath + -ārius -ary) + -an
Related forms
Sabbatarianism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sabbatarianism

Sabbatarian

/ˌsæbəˈtɛərɪən/
noun
1.
a person advocating the strict religious observance of Sunday
2.
a person who observes Saturday as the Sabbath
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Sabbath or its observance
Derived Forms
Sabbatarianism, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin sabbatārius a Sabbath-keeper
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Word Origin and History for sabbatarianism

Sabbatarian

n.

1610s, "a Christian unusually strict about Sabbath observation," from Latin 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 1640s; earlier sabbatary (1590s). Related: Sabbatartianism.

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