from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See mechitarist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of an order of Armenian monks in communion with the Church of Rome, under a rule resembling the Benedictine, founded by Peter Mekhitar (1676-1749) at Constantinople in 1701, confirmed by the Pope in 1712, and finally settled on the island of San Lazzaro near Venice in 1717.
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