Definition of Melchite

1. Noun. An eastern Christian in Egypt or Syria who adheres to the Orthodox faith as defined by the council of Chalcedon in 451 and as accepted by the Byzantine emperor.

Exact synonyms: Melkite
Generic synonyms: Christian



2. Noun. An Orthodox Christian or Uniate Christian belonging to the patriarchate of Alexandria or Antioch or Jerusalem.
Exact synonyms: Melkite
Generic synonyms: Christian

Definition of Melchite

1. n. One of a sect, chiefly in Syria and Egypt, which acknowledges the authority of the pope, but adheres to the liturgy and ceremonies of the Eastern Church.

Definition of Melchite

1. Noun. (alternative form of Melkite) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melchite

Melanthiaceae
Melastoma malabathricum
Melastomaceae
Melastomataceae
Melb
Melba
Melba toast
Melbourne
Melbournite
Melbournites
Melburnian
Melburnians
Melchior
Melchior syndrome
Melchiors
Melchite (current term)
Melchizedek
Melchizedeks
Meleagrididae
Meleagris gallopavo
Melekeok
Meleney's gangrene
Meleney's ulcer
Meles
Meles meles
Melia
Melia Azadirachta
Melia azedarach
Melia azederach
Meliaceae

Literary usage of Melchite

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"SYRIAN CHURCHES, those churches in Syria, Mesopotamia and adjoining countries which use a Syriac liturgy; but with them is usually classed the Melchite ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Although the term Melchite is older than the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451), ... The name Melchite is sometimes given also to members of communities of ..."

3. A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines: Being by Henry Wace (1877)
"I abjure for ever the Byzantine tyrant, his synod of Chalcedon, and his Melchite slaves. For myself and my brethren, we cannot embrace the revelations of ..."

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