a) one who regards and keeps the seventh day of the week as holy in conformity with the decalogue.
b) one who favors strict observance of the Sabbath.

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  • Sabbatarian — Sab ba*ta ri*an, n. [L. Sabbatarius: cf. F. sabbataire. See {Sabbath}.] 1. One who regards and keeps the seventh day of the week as holy, agreeably to the letter of the fourth commandment in the Decalogue. [1913 Webster] Note: There were… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sabbatarian — Sab ba*ta ri*an, a. Of or pertaining to the Sabbath, or the tenets of Sabbatarians. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sabbatarian — 1610s, a Christian unusually strict about Sabbath observation, from L. Sabbatarius (adj.), from Sabbatum (see SABBATH (Cf. Sabbath)). Meaning member of a Christian sect which maintained the Sabbath should be observed on the seventh day is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sabbatarian — [sab΄ə ter′ē ən] adj. [LL(Ec) sabbatarius] 1. of the Sabbath and its observance 2. of the beliefs and practices of the Sabbatarians n. 1. a person, esp. a Christian, who observes Saturday as the Sabbath 2. a Christian who favors rigid observance… …   English World dictionary

  • sabbatarian — noun (C) someone who strongly believes that the Sabbath should be a holy day on which people do not work sabbatarian adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sabbatarian — I. noun Etymology: Latin sabbatarius, from sabbatum sabbath Date: 1613 1. one who observes the Sabbath on Saturday in conformity with the letter of the fourth commandment 2. an adherent of Sabbatarianism II. adjective Date: circa 1631 1. of or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sabbatarian — Sabbatarianism, n. /sab euh tair ee euhn/, n. 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. adj. 3. of or pertaining to the Sabbath and its… …   Universalium

  • Sabbatarian — Synonyms and related words: Albigensian, Catharist, Franciscan, High Churchist, Trappist, Waldensian, abstainer, abstinent, anchorite, anchoritic, ascetic, austere, bhikshu, bigoted, creedbound, dervish, dogmatic, eremitic, evangelical, fakir,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • SABBATARIAN —    someone who rigidly keeps the SABBATH. The term is usually applied to CHRISTIANS who argue that Sunday should be observed as a SACRED day …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • sabbatarian — [ˌsabə tɛ:rɪən] noun a strict observer of the sabbath. adjective relating to or upholding the observance of the sabbath. Derivatives sabbatarianism noun Origin C17: from late L. sabbatarius (from L. sabbatum sabbath ) + an …   English new terms dictionary