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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.
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the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, Nazarenes and Rechabites, and as
Matthew, and the late antique History of the Rechabites, attributed to a holy man by the name of Zosimus.(50) These sources describe the living conditions of the ten (or nine and a half) lost Israelite tribes, including such details as that they live beyond a sabbatical river, they can only be communicated with through birds, they speak only Hebrew, they fulfil the Torah impeccably, they live in idyllic conditions (including the detail that no son predeceases his father), and they will return to the land of Israel in the fullness of time to rescue Jerusalem from her captors.
Treasures she has unearthed in charity shops and at car boot sales include a hanky of the teetotal Rechabites Friendly Society and one commemorating the 1935 canonisation of Thomas More and John Fisher.
It had cost 3d to post." Treasures she has unearthed in charity shops and at car boot sales include a hanky of the teetotal Rechabites Friendly Society and one commemorating the 1935 canonisation of Thomas More and John Fisher.
AN INDIAN STORY." Crystal Fount and Rechabite Recorder: Organ of the Independent Order of Rechabites, and devoted to the Cause of Temperance in General 5.6 (October 18, 1845) : 81-84.
In 1902, the Workmen's Union had monthly meetings; the Rechabites and the Shepherds had temperance concerts; there were bazaars, flower shows, and weekly dances during the summer.
We invented friendly societies, hospital clubs, the Rechabites, the Co-op, credit unions, the miners' libraries, the Mechanics' Institutes and trade unions.
One of the pictures is labeled, "Independent Order of Rechabites high movable conference August 19 -25 1933" The other, has written on it: "1st Battalion the Manchester Regiment July 12, 1954, exercising their freedom of the city and marching through Manchester.
(1.) Untitled clipping from Sunderland Daily Post, 23 September 1896, found in Durham Record Office, Independent Order of Rechabites Records, D/IOR [from here: Durham D/IOR], item 48, "North-Eastern Friendly Societies Convalescent Home, Grange over Sands Lancashire, Management Committee, Sub-Committee, Building Committee Minute Book," 1891-1904.
The rest of us are only a sweet sherry away from the rechabites. Aye.
Calling themselves Israelites, Hebrews, Canaanites, Essenes, Judaites, Rechabites, Falashas, or Abyssinians (Ethiopians), they were founded primarily by West Indian immigrants.