Rech·ab·ite | \ˈrekəˌbīt\
plural -s

Definition of Rechabite 

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

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

3 : one who lives in tents

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History and Etymology for Rechabite

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

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