from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of Melkite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of Melkite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a sect, chiefly in Syria and Egypt, which acknowledges the authority of the pope, but adheres to the liturgy and ceremonies of the Eastern Church.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An orthodox Eastern Christian as distinguished from a Monophysite or Nestorian.
  • Of or pertaining to the Melchites: as, the uncial Melchite alphabet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an Orthodox Christian or Uniate Christian belonging to the patriarchate of Alexandria or Antioch or Jerusalem
  • n. 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


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