Definition of Rechabite in English:

Rechabite

Line breaks: Rech¦ab|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛkəbʌɪt
 
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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).
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  • ‘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.
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  • 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.

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