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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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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.
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.
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Immediately to the south of the Britannia Inn/Poplars, stood, since 1872, the timber hall of the Independent Order or Rechabites.