- a member of a body of Uniates living chiefly in Lebanon, who maintain a Syriac liturgy and a married clergy, and who are governed by the patriarch of Antioch.
Origin of Maronite
Examples from the Web for maronite
This happened more than once to right-wing Maronite forces, a left-wing/Palestinian alliance, Israel, and, eventually, even Syria.Is Syria Being 'Lebanized' or is Lebanon Being 'Syrianized'?
August 29, 2013
It is a spring of massacres, destruction and violence, as Patriarch Beshara al-Rai, the head of Lebanon's Maronite Church, put it.The Arab Spring Turns Cold
March 8, 2012
The northern passes are not guarded by Maronite or by Druse.'
Will not this Maronite manifestation put you wrong with the Druses?'
A Druse disliked a Maronite Christian, so he went quietly and knifed him.The Wind Bloweth
Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
In Beirut they sought the hospitality of the Maronite patriarch.With the Turks in Palestine
Katrina says that many of the Greek and Maronite women sing them too.The Women of the Arabs
Henry Harris Jessup
- Christianity a member of a body of Uniats of Syrian origin, now living chiefly in Lebanon
Word Origin and History for maronite
1510s, from Late Latin Maronita, from Maron, name of the founder. A sect of Syrian Christians (4c.), originally Monothelites, subsequently (1216) united with the Catholic Church.