Sabbatical is a voluntary arrangement whereby an employer allows an employee paid or unpaid leave for a specified duration of time in order for the employee to pursue a course of advanced training, teach or perform a public service.

In education, it is a period of time college or university teachers are allowed to stop their usual work in order to study or travel, usually while continuing to be paid (typically every seven years).

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Sabbatical
- Of or pertaining to the Sabbath; resembling the Sabbath; enjoying or bringing an intermission of labor.
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