[sab-uh-tahyz] (often lowercase)
verb (used without object), Sabbatized, Sabbatizing.
to keep the sabbath.
verb (used with object), Sabbatized, Sabbatizing.
to keep as the Sabbath.
Also, especially British, Sabbatise.

1350–1400; Middle English sabbatisen < Late Latin sabbatizāre < Greek sabbatízein, equivalent to sábbat(on) Sabbath + -izein -ize

Sabbatization, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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