Definitions for uniateˈyu ni ɪt, -ˌeɪt; -ˌæt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

U•ni•ateˈyu ni ɪt, -ˌeɪt; -ˌæt(n.)

also U•ni•at

  1. a member of an Eastern church that is in union with the Roman Catholic Church, acknowledges the Roman pope as supreme in matters of faith, but maintains its own liturgy, discipline, and rite.

    Category: Religion

Origin of Uniate:

1825–35; < Ukrainian uni(y)át=úni(ya) the Union of Brest-Litovsk (1596), an acceptance of papal supremacy by some Orthodox clerics in Poland (< Pol uni(j)a < L ūniōunion ) + -(y)at蠐 L -ātus -ate1

U′ni•at•ism(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Uniat, Uniate, Uniate Christian(adj)

    a member of the Uniat Church

  2. Uniate(adj)

    of or relating to former Eastern Christian or Orthodox churches that have been received under the jurisdiction of the Church of Rome but retain their own rituals and practices and canon law

Wiktionary

  1. Uniate(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to any of several Christian Churches, mostly from Eastern Europe, that are in communion with the Roman Catholic Church, but use there own language and customs

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uniate(noun)

    a member of the Greek Church, who nevertheless acknowledges the supremacy of the Pope of Rome; one of the United Greeks. Also used adjectively

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