Commandment vs Sabbatarian - What's the difference?

commandment | sabbatarian |


As nouns the difference between commandment and sabbatarian

is that commandment is one of the ten commandments while sabbatarian is a person who regards and keeps the seventh day of the week ("saturday", the israelite or jewish sabbath) as holy in conformity with the fourth commandment of the decalogue, such as an orthodox jew, seventh-day adventist, seventh day baptist, a member of the church of god (seventh day); a sabbath-keeper, a saturday-keeper.

As an adjective sabbatarian is

of or pertaining to the sabbath, or the tenets of sabbatarians.

commandment

English

Alternative forms

* commaundment (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Something that must be obeyed; a command or edict.
  • * Bible, John xiii. 34
  • A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another.
  • The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
  • * Shakespeare
  • And therefore put I on the countenance / Of stern commandment .
  • (legal) The offence of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.
  • sabbatarian

    English

    Alternative forms

    * sabbatarian, sabbatharian,Sabbatharian

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who regards and keeps the seventh day of the week ("Saturday", the Israelite or Jewish Sabbath) as holy in conformity with the fourth commandment of the Decalogue, such as an Orthodox Jew, Seventh-day Adventist, Seventh Day Baptist, a member of the Church of God (Seventh Day); a Sabbath-keeper, a Saturday-keeper.
  • A person who regards and keeps the first day of the week as holy and often considers it as a replacement for the seventh-day Sabbath, a Sunday-keeper.
  • A person who favors the strict observance of the Sabbath (either the seventh day or first day of the week).
  • A member of a non-Jewish religious sect originating in Russia distinguished by observance of Jewish rites and festivals including Saturday as the day of rest.
  • Derived terms

    * sabbatarianism, Sabbatarianism

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the Sabbath, or the tenets of Sabbatarians.