noun \ˈyü-nē-ˌat, ˈü-\

Definition of UNIATE

:  a Christian of a church adhering to an Eastern rite and discipline but submitting to papal authority
Uniate adjective

Variants of UNIATE

Uni·ate or Uni·at \ˈyü-nē-ˌat, ˈü-\

Origin of UNIATE

Ukrainian uniat, uniyat one in favor of the union of the Greek and Roman Catholic churches, from uniya union, from Polish unija, from Late Latin unio — more at union
First Known Use: 1833


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