Maronite

noun
Mar·​o·​nite | \ ˈmer-ə-ˌnīt How to pronounce Maronite (audio) , ˈma-rə- \

Definition of Maronite

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

First Known Use of Maronite

1511, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Maronite

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

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“Maronite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Maronite. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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