Against this tendency the Nazirite order and tradition was a protest.
NAZARITE, or rather Nazirite, the name given by the Hebrews to a peculiar kind of devotee.
(4) Nazir (" Nazirite "), on Num.
28 (census of people, arrangement of camp, and duties of Levites, law of the Nazirite, &c.), xv., xviii., xix., xxvi.- xxxi., xxxiii.-xxxvi.; Josh.