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Danite

[dan-ahyt]
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noun
  1. a member of the tribe of Dan.
  2. a member of an alleged secret order of Mormons supposed to have been formed about 1837.

Origin of Danite

First recorded in 1525–35; Dan + -ite1
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Examples from the Web for danite

Historical Examples

  • Bill Hickman is one of the most notorious of the Danite leaders.

    The Mormon Prophet and His Harem

    C.V. Waite

  • The young Danite took hold of her sleeve when he perceived whither she went.

    The Mormon Prophet

    Lily Dougall

  • The bearers were about to lift him, but the Danite interposed.

    The Mormon Prophet

    Lily Dougall

  • The Danite's pulses leaped, but he did not, because of that, allow himself to speak or move.

    The Mormon Prophet

    Lily Dougall

  • "You may want some of those things of your own, ma'am," said the Danite.

    The Mormon Prophet

    Lily Dougall