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Melchite

[ mel-kahyt ]
/ ˈmɛl kaɪt /
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noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Melchite

Melchite
/ (ˈmɛlkaɪt) Eastern Churches /

adjective
of or relating to the Uniat Greek Catholic Church in Syria, Egypt, and Israel
noun
a member of this Church

Word Origin for Melchite

C17: from Church Latin Melchīta, from Medieval Greek Melkhītēs, literally: royalist, from Syriac malkā king
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