Danite
Danite Dan"ite, n. 1. A descendant of Dan; an Israelite of the tribe of Dan. --Judges xiii. 2. [1913 Webster]

2. [So called in remembrance of the prophecy in Gen. xlix. 17, ``Dan shall be a serpent by the way,'' etc.] One of a secret association of Mormons, bound by an oath to obey the heads of the church in all things. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Danite — [dan′īt΄] adj. of the Hebrew tribe of Dan n. 1. a member of this tribe ☆ 2. a member of an alleged secret Mormon organization, supposed to have been formed about 1838 …   English World dictionary

  • Danite — This article is about the Mormon group. Danite can also refer to a member of the Tribe of Dan. The Danites were a fraternal organization founded by Latter Day Saint members in June 1838, in the town of Far West in Caldwell County, Missouri.… …   Wikipedia

  • Danite — /dan uyt/, n. 1. a member of the tribe of Dan. 2. a member of an alleged secret order of Mormons supposed to have been formed about 1837. [1525 35; DAN + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Danite — noun a) A member of the Biblical tribe of Dan. b) A member of a fraternal vigilante group founded by members of the Latter Day Saints in the 1830s …   Wiktionary

  • danite — dan·ite …   English syllables

  • Danite — Dan•ite [[t]ˈdæn aɪt[/t]] n. 1) bib a member of the tribe of Dan 2) rel a member of an alleged secret order of Mormons supposed to have been formed about 1837 …   From formal English to slang

  • Danite — /ˈdænaɪt/ (say danuyt) noun 1. Bible a descendant of Dan. Judges 13:2. 2. a member of an alleged secret order of Mormons supposedly formed about 1837 …   Australian English dictionary

  • danite — ˈdaˌnīt noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Daniel, 5th son of Jacob (Gen 30:6), the eponymous ancestor of the Danites (Judg 13:2) + English ite 1. : a member of the Hebrew tribe of Dan 2. : a member of a secret association of Mormons …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eldad the Danite — (9th century)    Traveller. The traveller’s tales of Eldad the Danite, that is, of the tribe of Dan, as he was known, describing Jewish kingdoms descended from the Lost Ten Tribes, were very popular among the medieval Jewish communities. In one… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • DAN — (Heb. דָּן), the fifth son of Jacob and the firstborn of bilhah , Rachel s maid (Gen. 30:1–6). The Name The narrative attributes the origin of the name Dan to Rachel, who said: God has vindicated me (dananni); indeed, He has heeded my plea and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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