Rechabite


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Rechabite

(ˈrɛkəˌbaɪt)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) a total abstainer from alcoholic drink, esp a member of the Independent Order of Rechabites, a society devoted to abstention
[C14: via Medieval Latin from Hebrew Rēkābīm descendants of Rēkāb. See Jeremiah 35:6]

Rechabite

a member of the Independent Order of Rechabites, a secret society devoted to total abstention from intoxicating liquors, founded in England in 1835.
See also: Alcohol
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Capped by the Rechabite Coffee Tavern and Flower's grocery shop at one end, and the cul-de-sac of Taff Street at the other, it traced three hundred yards of all that was most vital about our valleys.
A new multi-use venue at the heritage-listed Rechabite Hall on William Street will bring another exciting addition to Northbridge's array of arts, culture and entertainment.
Then there is the well-reported case of a self-identified African Jew, "Uncle Billy" Simmons, who claimed to be a Rechabite from Madagascar.
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Nigel Paul Williams was only identified through his DNA after his body was found on April 8 last year at his home at Rechabite Hall, Crescent Street, Merthyr Vale.
Thomas became chairman of Department of Public Instruction Board of Advice 134, under whom school 488 fell, and was a keen Rechabite (total abstainer).
Healthy Investment, still a friendly society, was called The Rechabite Friendly Society when it began as a temperance organisation in 1833.
Rather than joining the middle-class Rechabite temperance association to which his Uncle Tristram belonged, Gilman became a member of the more plebeian Washingtonians.
And the Rechabite Friendly Society has a tax-exempt endowment savings plan allowing customers to cash in on abstinence.
46) Typical of the arguments used was that of a Methodist who had worked as a Rechabite organiser in the local option campaigns of the 1920s, and condemned tobacco as `insidious', `pernicious' and `narcotic', while another claimed that tobacco `exerts an enslaving grip' on its users.
In those same years the Rechabite and Sons of Temperance brotherhoods increased the numbers and "respectability" of supporters in the anglophone communities, forming jolly men's clubs with secret passwords, parades, and witty speeches, as well as insurance that was to be forfeited by the member if he fell off the wagon.
Other societies offering children's savings plans include Family, Liverpool Victoria, National Deposit, Police Mutual, Rechabite, Royal Liver, Scottish and Shepherds.