Sabbath-breaking


Sabbath-breaking
   English folklore is full of warnings against Sabbath-breaking. The theme occurs in local legends, in the stories of the *Seven Whistlers and of the *Man in the Moon. Children were told the Devil would get them for *nutting, sewing, or playing ball on Sunday; whoever celebrates a birthday on Sunday, will die before the next; work done on Sunday never prospers; cheques dated on a Sunday are invalid, etc. (Opie and Tatem, 1989: 382-3). The underlying religious rules were relaxed during the 20th century, and the beliefs have now faded out.

A Dictionary of English folklore. . 2014.

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  • Sabbath breaking — Sabbath Sab bath, n. [OE. sabat, sabbat, F. sabbat, L. sabbatum, Gr. sa bbaton, fr. Heb. shabb[=a]th, fr. sh[=a]bath to rest from labor. Cf. {Sabbat}.] 1. A season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sabbath-breaking — Sabbˈath breaking noun (also adjective) • • • Main Entry: ↑Sabbath …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sabbath breaking — Working, engaging in business, or the pursuit of other activity forbidden on the Sabbath. State v Popp, 45 Md 432, 437. See Sunday law …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Sabbath-breaking — The offense of violating the laws prescribed for the observance of Sunday; i.e. violation of Sunday closing laws (blue laws) …   Black's law dictionary

  • Sabbath — Sab bath, n. [OE. sabat, sabbat, F. sabbat, L. sabbatum, Gr. sa bbaton, fr. Heb. shabb[=a]th, fr. sh[=a]bath to rest from labor. Cf. {Sabbat}.] 1. A season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sabbath breaker — Sabbath Sab bath, n. [OE. sabat, sabbat, F. sabbat, L. sabbatum, Gr. sa bbaton, fr. Heb. shabb[=a]th, fr. sh[=a]bath to rest from labor. Cf. {Sabbat}.] 1. A season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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