Uniate

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Uniate was in 1833

Dictionary Entries Near Uniate

Cite this Entry

“Uniate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uniate. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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