Adullamite

noun

Adul·​lam·​ite
ə-ˈdə-lə-ˌmīt
plural -s
: one of a small group of seceders from a particular political or intellectual position
especially : one who withdraws to join with others in forming a new group

Word History

Etymology

(Cave of) Adullam + English -ite

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Adullamite was in 1866

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“Adullamite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Adullamite. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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