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Noun: Melkite  'mel,kIt
  1. An Orthodox Christian or Uniate Christian belonging to the patriarchate of Alexandria or Antioch or Jerusalem
    - Melchite
  2. 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
    - Melchite

Derived forms: Melkites

Type of: Christian

Encyclopedia: Melkite