Melkite

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Mel·kite

or Mel·chite  (mĕl′kīt)
n.
1. A member of the Christian churches in Egypt and Syria that accepted the Council of Chalcedon.
2. A member of an Eastern Catholic church that uses the Byzantine rite and has patriarchates in Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem.

[New Latin Melchītae, Melkites, from Medieval Greek Melkhītai, from Aramaic malkāye, pl. of malkāy, royal, royalist, from malkā, king; see mlk in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.Melkite - 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 emperorMelkite - 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.Melkite - 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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