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Mekhitarist

or Mech·i·tar·ist

[ mek-i-tahr-ist ]
/ ˌmɛk ɪˈtɑr ɪst /
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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.
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Origin of Mekhitarist

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

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