sabbatical leave sabbatical leave


  • (n) a leave usually taken every seventh year


  1. Douglas Moore usually composes one opera every seven years; to get enough time, he has to wait for his sabbatical leave as chairman of the music department of Columbia.
  2. I am on permanent appointment there and am this year on regular sabbatical leave.


  • Diocese of Bethlehem bishop will turn over his authority Aug. 1

    [Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Bethlehem Bishop Paul V. Marshall announced July 19 that he would retire at the end of this year. In a letter to the diocesan Standing Committee, he said that he would turn over ecclesiastical authority for the diocese to the Standing Committee on Aug. 1, at which time he will begin vacation. Beginning in September, he will be on sabbatical leave for the rest ...
    on July 22, 2013     Source: Worldwide Faith News

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