from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The tenets of Sabbatarians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tenets or practices of the Sabbatarians.
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We are specially struck with the reference to theft; while no less noteworthy is the absence of that sabbatarianism, which is the "moral" of the nursery tale.
Such stern sabbatarianism was once the norm on the Isle of Lewis, where the dominant sect is the Free Presbyterians.
Wittenberg itself, Andrew Karlstadt (or Carlstadt) promoted a further movement against the Mass and, on the strength of the Old Testament attacked images and called for a stricter sabbatarianism, so that signs of the later Puritanism were already visible.
He took sabbatarianism as a type of the things that should be set at nought.