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Leave time with pay granted to a teacher or professor after serving for six or seven years on the same faculty. Its purpose is to give an extended period of time for concentrated study.

A sabbatical year is a prolonged hiatus, typically one year, in the career of an otherwise successful individual taken in order to fulfill some dream, e.g. writing a book or travelling extensively. Some universities and other institutional employers of scientists, physicians, and/or academics offer a paid sabbatical as an employee benefit
I need a sabbatical to think over some things and get away from the daily routine.
by Adanedhel June 23, 2005
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The time a businessman spends passed out on the hotel lobby floor after consuming too much alcohol at a business event. A sabbatical is often the result of someone that has Winterized or been sork'd
Joe attended the awards dinner last night and then went on sabbatical.
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what students who go military schools call it when they are academically suspended
so how long was you sabbatical?
o, you know the usual one semester
realy i know a guy who took a four year sabbatical and became a marine while he was gone
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