Azymite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Azymite (Eccl. Hist) One who administered the Eucharist with unleavened bread; -- a name of reproach given by those of the Greek church to the Latins.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n azymite A member of a church which uses unleavened bread for consecration in the eucharist; especially, a designation applied by controversialists of the Greek Church to a member of the Latin or Western Church, or to an adherent of the Armenian or of the Maronite Church, which also use azyms. See azym. The terms Fermentarians and Prozymites have sometimes been applied in return to members of the Greek Church by Latin controversialists.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Azymite a member of a church using unleavened bread in the Eucharist—a name applied by the Eastern Church to the Western, as well as to the Armenian and Maronite Churches
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. azymite,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. azymosa, neg., ēzym, leaven.

Usage

In literature:

You shall then perceive whether we are truly reconciled with the Azymites.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 6" by Edward Gibbon
You shall then perceive whether we are truly reconciled with the Azymites.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 6" by Edward Gibbon
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