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'?|Hussein Ibish|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is a spring of massacres, destruction and violence, as Patriarch Beshara al-Rai, the head of Lebanon's Maronite Church, put it.
Among the Maronite and Greek sects, their 285priests tell the people that they can forgive sins.The Women of the Arabs|Henry Harris Jessup
From dark hallways men and women pour forth and hasten to the Maronite church.Children of the Tenements|Jacob A. Riis
The Maronite clergy exercised an unquestioned influence over their flocks.
A Maronite woman in the Lebanon mountains, Syria, had lost a baby three or four weeks old,—her first baby boy.The Child in the Midst|Mary Schauffler Labaree
The northern passes are not guarded by Maronite or by Druse.'
Word Origin 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.