[ wil-buh-rahyt ]
/ ˈwɪl bəˌraɪt /
a supporter of John Wilbur (1774–1856), an American Quaker who preached against the evangelicalism of the Gurneyites. The Wilburites eventually joined a similar and still existing fellowship known as Conservative Friends .
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Origin of Wilburite
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; from Wilbur + -ite1
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