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Melchite

Definitions 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
    synonyms: Melkite
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    Christian
    a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
  2. noun
    an Orthodox Christian or Uniate Christian belonging to the patriarchate of Alexandria or Antioch or Jerusalem
    synonyms: Melkite
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    type of:
    Christian
    a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
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