Levite

noun

Le·​vite ˈlē-ˌvīt How to pronounce Levite (audio)
: a member of the priestly Hebrew tribe of Levi
specifically : a Levite of non-Aaronic descent assigned to lesser ceremonial offices under the Levitical priests of the family of Aaron

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Levite was in the 14th century

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“Levite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Levite. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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