E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Rebeccaites (4 syl.).
Certain Welsh rioters in 1843, whose object was to demolish turnpike gates. The name was taken from Rebekah, the bride of Isaac. When she left her fathers house, Laban and his family blessed her, and said, Let thy seed possess the gate of those that hate them (Gen. xxiv. 60).