noun Mar·o·nite \ˈma-rə-ˌnīt\

Definition of Maronite

  1. :  a member of a Uniate church chiefly in Lebanon having a Syriac liturgy and married clergy

Origin and Etymology of maronite

Medieval Latin maronita, from Maron-, Maro 5th century a.d. Syrian monk

First Known Use: 1511

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