Definition of Levite

1. Noun. A member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi (especially the branch that provided male assistants to the temple priests).

Generic synonyms: Hebrew, Israelite, Jew



Definition of Levite

1. n. One of the tribe or family of Levi; a descendant of Levi; esp., one subordinate to the priests (who were of the same tribe) and employed in various duties connected with the tabernacle first, and afterward the temple, such as the care of the building, bringing of wood and other necessaries for the sacrifices, the music of the services, etc.

Definition of Levite

1. Proper noun. a member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Levite

1. a clergyman [n -S]

Medical Definition of Levite

1. 1. One of the tribe or family of Levi; a descendant of Levi; especially, one subordinate to the priests (who were of the same tribe) and employed in various duties connected with the tabernacle first, and afterward the temple, such as the care of the building, bringing of wood and other necessaries for the sacrifices, the music of the services, etc. 2. A priest; so called in contempt or ridicule. Origin: L. Levites, Gr. Fr. Heb. Levi, one of the sons of Jacob. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Levite

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1. The Complete Works and Life of Laurence Sterne by Laurence Sterne, Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald (1904)
"SERMON XVIII THE Levite AND HIS CONCUBINE And it came to pass in those days, when there waa no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on ..."

2. The Sermons of Mr. Yorick by Laurence Sterne, Wilbur Lucius Cross (1904)
"SERMON XVIII THE Levite AND HIS CONCUBINE And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on ..."

3. A History of the Mental Growth of Mankind in Ancient Times by John Shertzer Hittell (1893)
"Levite Priests.—Although the claim of the Levites to be the hereditary priests of ... A Levite coming from another city to Jehovah's sanctuary shall have ..."

4. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1892)
"... the affair go on to an end as fatal as was its beginning. Condescend to remember me, my lord Pope.' 20. BARBARIAN LIFE. The ' Levite' of Auvergne'. ..."

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