Rechabite

noun Rech·ab·ite \ˈrekəˌbīt\

Definition of Rechabite

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a member of a family group in ancient Israel that lived in tents rather than in houses and abstained from drinking wine

  2. 2 :  an abstainer from intoxicating drinks; especially :  a member of a benefit society founded in England in 1835 and dedicated to total abstinence

  3. 3 :  one who lives in tents

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Origin and Etymology of rechabite

Late Latin Rechabitae (plural), from Hebrew Rēkhābh Rechab, ancestor of the family (Jeremiah 35:2) + Latin -ita -ite


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