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Rechabite

/ (ˈrɛkəˌbaɪt) /
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noun
a total abstainer from alcoholic drink, esp a member of the Independent Order of Rechabites, a society devoted to abstention
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Word Origin for Rechabite

C14: via Medieval Latin from Hebrew Rēkābīm descendants of Rēkāb . See Jeremiah 35:6
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How to use Rechabite in a sentence

  • "I always tell Mrs. Hancock that her wine would cause a Rechabite to recant," he observed gaily.

    Arundel|Edward Frederic Benson
  • They'll be putting him in the family vault at Lezayre with his father, the staunch ould Rechabite.

    The Manxman|Hall Caine
  • I was born near it, and used to drink at that pump when I was a Rechabite of six years old.

  • We do not stand here in the character of a modern Rechabite.

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