plural -s
: a member of an English party of Quakers that were led by Isaac Crewdson to secede from other English Quakers in 1836 on the basis that the doctrines of the latter were scripturally unsound

Word History


A Beacon to the Society of Friends, book by Isaac Crewdson †1844 English religious leader + English -ite

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“Beaconite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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