from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to any of several Eastern Christian churches that are in communion with the Roman Catholic Church but retain their own languages, rites, and codes of canon law.
- n. A member of any of these churches.
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- adj. Alternative spelling of Uniate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A member of the Greek Church, who nevertheless acknowledges the supremacy of the Pope of Rome; one of the United Greeks. Also used adjectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of one of those communities which have separated from one of the Oriental churches and submitted to the supremacy of the Pope, and to the doctrinal decisions of the Roman Church, while retaining their ancient liturgy, rites, discipline, or other of their distinctive usages to a greater or less extent, but with some important modifications; specifically, one of the United Greeks. See united.
- Of or pertaining to the Uniats.
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- n. a member of the Uniat Church
Instead of United Greek Church, the term Uniat (or Uniate) Church is often used; and in like manner the word Uniats is used instead of
Banat, and Bukowina, and a few hundred Uniat Armenians.
In 1796 all the Uniat dioceses, except Plotsk and Chelm, were suppressed.
In Lithuania the persecution of the Uniats had indeed the desired effect, but it brought discredit upon the Russian Government: in 1839, at the instance of Bishop Siemiaszko, 1300 Uniat priests signed a document announcing their desertion to the schism.
Undoubtedly the institution of a native Uniat hierarchy using the Byzantine Rite would be the first step towards converting Greece.
It was to Gennadius that the angry people went after seeing the Uniat services in the great church of
The Uniat-Rumanians of the Kingdom of Rumania have no ecclesiastical organization.
Or why not waive the whole question of Illyricum, as Rome eventually waived her objection to the rank of Constantinople, and set up a Uniat
While priests and congregations became Uniat, the Bishops of Peremysl and
The Uniat churches of the Byzantine or Greek Rite were almost unknown to the United States some twenty-five years ago .