Definition of Rechabite in English:

Rechabite

Line breaks: Rech¦ab|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛkəbʌɪt
 
/

noun

1(In the Bible) a member of an Israelite family, descended from Rechab, who refused to drink wine or live in houses (Jer. 35).
More example sentences
  • ‘Go to the clan of the Rechabites and speak to them.’
1.1A member of the Independent Order of Rechabites, a benefit society of teetotallers, founded in 1835.
More example sentences
  • Development of a different nature was the establishment in July 1869 of the Blinman Lodge of the Ancient Order of Forresters with eleven members, followed in November by the Independent Order of Rechabites.
  • Between his blacksmithing and mining interest Peter Doig also found time to become a member of the Independent Order of Rechabites and preside over many of its later meetings at the ‘Star of the North’.
  • The main societies in Australia included the Australian Natives Association, Buffaloes, Druids, Foresters, Free Gardeners, Freemasons, Hibernians, Oddfellows, Protestant Alliance, Rechabites, and Sons of Temperance.

More definitions of Rechabite

Definition of Rechabite in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day semblance
Pronunciation: ˈsembləns
noun
the outward appearance or apparent form of something…