1. One of the tribe
of Levi; a descendant of Levi; especially, one subordinate to the priests (who were of the same
tribe) and employed in different duties connected with the tabernacle
first, and afterward the temple, such as the care
of the building, bringing of tree
and another 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 Vocabulary