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SABBATH. The same as Sunday. (q.v.)

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She proposes that the whole, largely mythical, belief in witches' sabbaths constructed a counter-church, which hospitably annexed traditional anti-Semitic motifs to its essential misogyny.
Church bells rang on Walpurgis Night to disrupt witches' sabbaths, and the church orchestrated Good Friday processions at night, an attempt that was ultimately abandoned because of popular "excesses" perpetrated under cover of darkness.