Mechitarist

[ mek-i-tahr-ist ]
/ ˌmɛk ɪˈtɑr ɪst /

noun

Definition for mechitarist (2 of 2)

Mekhitarist

or Mech·i·tar·ist

[ mek-i-tahr-ist ]
/ ˌmɛk ɪˈtɑr ɪst /

noun Roman Catholic Church.

a member of an order of Armenian monks founded in Constantinople in the 18th century and following the rule of St. Benedict.

Origin of Mekhitarist

named after Peter M. Mekhitar (1676–1749), Armenian religious reformer; see -ist
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