Gibbites THE, a small fanatical sect in Scotland about 1681, named from their leader, John Gil, a sailor. They never exceeded thirty persons. Their dctrines were a compound of Quaker ideas, cith some of the extreme speculative views of the strict Covenanters. They were seized as a body, lent into the House of Correction, and soon ceased to exist as a sect. — Hetherington, Church of Scotland, 2:114. — SEE SWEET SINGERS.