Greek Catholic

  1. a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.

  2. a Uniat belonging to a church observing the Greek rite.

Origin of Greek Catholic

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby Greek Catholic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Greek Catholic in a sentence

  • It is the seat of a Greek-Catholic bishop, and possesses a beautiful cathedral built in the 18th century in late Gothic style.

  • The clock in the Greek Catholic church across the way told Johnny how long they had fought.

    Triple Spies | Roy J. Snell
  • They even exchanged crowns after the fashion of the Greek Catholic ritual.

    The Blood Red Dawn | Charles Caldwell Dobie
  • At a mission further up the river a Russian priest of the Greek Catholic church had gotten on board.

    Through the Yukon Gold Diggings | Josiah Edward Spurr
  • That it must have entered with or at least followed closely in the wake of the Greek Catholic Church is undeniable.

    The Land of Tomorrow | William B Stephenson, Jr.

British Dictionary definitions for Greek Catholic

Greek Catholic

  1. a member of an Eastern Church in communion with the Greek patriarchal see of Constantinople

  2. a member of one of the Uniat Greek Churches, which acknowledge the Pope's authority while retaining their own institutions, discipline, and liturgy

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