Benjamite

noun
Ben·​ja·​mite | \ ˈben-jə-ˌmīt \
variants: or Benjaminite \ ˈben-​jə-​mə-​ˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of Benjamite

: a member of the Hebrew tribe of Benjamin

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History and Etymology for Benjamite

Benjamin, youngest of Jacob's 12 sons in the Bible (Genesis 35) + English -ite

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“Benjamite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Benjamite. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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