Adjective "sabbatarian" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


A Christian who strictly observes Sunday as the sabbath.
  1. 'This brought forth the wrath of the strict Sunday observers, and pitched battles, using potatoes, turnips and bottles, were fought between deckhands and smartly - but soberly - dressed sabbatarians.'
  2. 'But the Waldensians, encouraged by the Scots, held to the forms shaped by their own traditions and the Swiss Reformation, though they were almost equally resistant to Scots pressures to turn them into sabbatarians.'
  3. 'Up to this point, Puritan Sabbatarians argued a dual nature of the Fourth Commandment.'


Relating to or upholding the observance of the sabbath.
  1. 'Anti-Mason inspired social policies favored by Whigs, such as liquor and sabbatarian legislation, funding of educational and reformatory institutions, and to some extent the antislavery impulse of the party's northern wing.'
  2. 'The number of ships and passengers involved was large and this gave rise to two other aspects: speed and sabbatarian disapproval.'


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 relating to the Sabbath and its observance.

More examples(as adjective)

"principles can be sabbatarian."

"preachers can be sabbatarian."

"people can be sabbatarian."

"excesses can be sabbatarian."

"bills can be sabbatarian."

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(Sabbatarian)Early 17th century: from late Latin sabbatarius (from Latin sabbatum ‘sabbath’) + -an.