Melchite


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Mel·chite

 (mĕl′kīt)
n.
Variant of Melkite.

Melchite

(ˈmɛlkaɪt) Eastern Churches
adj
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) of or relating to the Uniat Greek Catholic Church in Syria, Egypt, and Israel
n
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) a member of this Church
[C17: from Church Latin Melchīta, from Medieval Greek Melkhītēs, literally: royalist, from Syriac malkā king]

Mel•chite

(ˈmɛl kaɪt)

n.
a Christian in Egypt or Syria who accepts the definition of faith adopted by the Council of Chalcedon in A.D. 451.
[1610–20; < Medieval Latin Melchīta < Medieval Greek Melchitēs royalist =melch- (< Syriac malkā king, or < a derivative adj. of appurtenance) + -ītēs -ite1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Melchite - an eastern Christian in Egypt or Syria who adheres to the Orthodox faith as defined by the council of Chalcedon in 451 and as accepted by the Byzantine emperorMelchite - an eastern Christian in Egypt or Syria who adheres to the Orthodox faith as defined by the council of Chalcedon in 451 and as accepted by the Byzantine emperor
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
2.Melchite - an Orthodox Christian or Uniate Christian belonging to the patriarchate of Alexandria or Antioch or Jerusalem
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
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