\ɹɪbˈɛke͡ɪt], \ɹɪbˈɛkeɪt], \ɹ_ɪ_b_ˈɛ_k_eɪ_t]\
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r[=e]-bek'a-[=i]t, n. one of a set of rioters in South Wales, in 1843-44, who scoured the country by night, the leaders disguised in women's clothes, and threw down the toll-bars on the public roads; they were called 'Rebecca and her daughters,' from Gen. xxiv. 60.--n. REBECC'AISM.
By Thomas Davidson
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