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  • n. One who administers the eucharist with unleavened bread; used pejoratively by those of the Greek church referring to the Latins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who administered the Eucharist with unleavened bread; -- a name of reproach given by those of the Greek church to the Latins.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a church which uses unleavened bread for consecration in the eucharist; especially, a designation applied by controversialists of the Greek Church to a member of the Latin or Western Church, or to an adherent of the Armenian or of the Maronite Church, which also use azyms. See azym.


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  • Five days later Michael Cærularius replied by excommunicating the pope and the "azymite" Latins.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • One yell louder and more defiant than any yet uttered -- "The azymite, the azymite!"

    The Prince of India — Volume 01

  • Notaras while Mahommed was striving for my gates -- he could and would have seized my throne -- the Church, the Brotherhoods, and the people are with him -- I am an _azymite.

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • Some of them wear round steel caps, but the majority are civilians with here and there a monk, the latter by the Latin cross at his girdle an _azymite_.

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • _azymite_ Emperor to exhaust his vanity that in the last hour he and his Latin myrmidons may not deny her the merit of the salvation.

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • Constantine; another told of justice finally done thy heroic father, and of thy prosperity; more lately a wandering monk, seeking solitude for his soul's sake, joined our community, and from him I hear that the old controversy with the Latins has broken out anew, and more hotly than ever; that the new Emperor is an _azymite_, and disposed to adhere to the compact of union of the churches east and west made with the Pope of Rome by his predecessor, leaving heart-blisters burning as those which divided the Jews.

    The Prince of India — Volume 01

  • _azymite, azymite_ in amazing disregard of the proprieties.

    The Prince of India — Volume 02


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