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English definition of “sabbatical”

sabbatical

noun [C or U]     /səˈbæt.ɪ.kəl/ US  /-ˈbæt̬-/
a period of time when college or university teachers are allowed to stop their usual work in order to study or travel , usually while continuing to be paid : to take/have a sabbatical She's on sabbatical for six months . sabbatical leave Time off work
(Definition of sabbatical noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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