from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Witches' Sabbath.
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- n. witches' Sabbath
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In mediæval demonology, the nocturnal assembly in which demons and sorcerers were thought to celebrate their orgies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Sabbath.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a midnight meeting of witches to practice witchcraft and sorcery; in the Middle Ages it was supposed to be a demonic orgy
Though not inclined to be superstitious, nor hitherto believing that man could be brought into bodily communication with demons, I felt the terror and the wild excitement with which, in the Gothic ages, a traveller might have persuaded himself that he witnessed a 'sabbat' of fiends and witches.
The whole sabbat-familiar-broomstick thing was held to be imaginary, not real.
I so desperately want to find a coven, and one reason is so that we do not have to be solely responsible for the details of ceremony on every sabbat and esabat.
There was no writing on Monday, because it was Mabon, and I had no intention of spending the whole sabbat at a keyboard.
Liams bortgång hade verkligen sabbat allt för Murray.
The fast-growing community's biggest holiday - or sabbat, as holidays are also called - Samhain, arrives this weekend, mixing themes of harvest, renewal and communing with the dead.
The patriarchal demand for submissive women is reinforced by imagining its opposite: sex with the devil, one of the most striking legendary sabbat practices.
Accordingly, Burns is able to provide a fully fleshed-out account of the sabbat Tam encounters:
Perhaps strangest of all, the sabbat is led by none other than Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder General--who may be dead, but isn't gone or by any means forgotten!
There, he finds that renovations have uncovered a bizarre mural, depicting a grotesquely orgiastic witches' sabbat.