Part of speech: noun

A descendant of Israel ( or Jacob); a He brew; Jew.

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Usage examples "israelite":

  1. His friend, the London jeweller, had recommended him to his brother, a rich Israelite, who had a valuable store in Gibraltar, and who wanted a young man to assist him, on whom he could entirely depend. - "Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond]", Maria Edgeworth.
  2. O, commend me to an israelite! - "Ulysses", James Joyce.
  3. The number of men slaughtered must have been about 48, 000. Each Israelite therefore must have killed 4 men in battle, carried off 8 captive women and children, and driven home 67 head of cattle. - "The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets", Richard B. Westbrook.