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Uniate

noun Uni·ate \ˈyü-nē-ˌat, ˈü-\

Definition of Uniate

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

Uniate adjective


Variants of uniate

or Uniat play \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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