Sabbath. The seventh day, or Saturday, kept by the Jews as a day of rest, in conformity to the fourth commandment of God, commencing on Friday at sunset, and ending on Saturday at sunset. Christians, in general, disregard the Sabbath of the seventh day, and keep Sunday, or the first day of the week, as a festival, in most countries, because Christ rose on that day, and in continuance of the practice of the early Christian Church. A sabbath, or weekly day of rest, is an institution, on whichever day it is kept, highly conducive to the happiness and comfort of mankind, and ought by all good men to be respected.