sabbath noun definition in Religious holidays and festivals topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

sabbath

 noun: Religious holidays and festivals topic
(in Judaism and Christianity) the holy day of the week that is used for resting and worshipping God. For Jews this day is Saturday and for Christians it is Sunday. to keep/break the Sabbath (= to obey/not obey the religious rules for this day) It was considered a sin to work or play on the Sabbath. The speaker advocated a less austere observance of the Sabbath.

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