Uniat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Uniat a member of the Uniat Church
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Uniat (Eccl) 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Uniat A member of one of those communities which have separated from one of the Oriental churches and submitted to the supremacy of the Pope, and to the doctrinal decisions of the Roman Church, while retaining their ancient liturgy, rites, discipline, or other of their distinctive usages to a greater or less extent, but with some important modifications; specifically, one of the United Greeks. See united.
    • Uniat Of or pertaining to the Uniats.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Uniat ū′ni-at a member of any community of Oriental Christians that acknowledges the papal supremacy, all else—clerical matrimony, communion in both kinds, church discipline, rites, and liturgy—being allowed to remain Greek
    • Uniat Also U′niāte. The Uniats are also called United Greeks
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Usage

In literature:

The Armenians are divided between the Gregorian and Uniate-Armenian churches, each under a patriarch.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Outside the Orthodox Church are some small congregations of Uniat Basilians.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Every Uniat and Catholic priest was hung up before his own altar, along with a Jew and a hog.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Its membership in the 1950s, after the incorporation of the Uniate church, was estimated at more than 15 million.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
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