Definitions for azymite
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One who administers the eucharist with unleavened bread; used pejoratively by those of the Greek church referring to the Latins.
one who administered the Eucharist with unleavened bread; -- a name of reproach given by those of the Greek church to the Latins
Origin: [Cf. F. azymite.]
Azymite is a term of reproach used by the Orthodox churches since the eleventh century against the Latin Churches, who, together with the Armenians and the Maronites, celebrate the Eucharist with unleavened bread. Some few Latin controversialists have responded by assailing the Greeks as "Fermentarians" and "Prozymites".
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