Dan·​ite | \ ˈdaˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of Danite

1 : a member of the Hebrew tribe of Dan
2 : a member of a secret association of Mormons held to have been pledged to use violent means to destroy their enemies

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History and Etymology for Danite

Dan, 5th son of Jacob (Genesis 30:6), the eponymous ancestor of the Danites (Judges 13:2) + English -ite

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“Danite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Danite. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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