Meaning of Melchite

Mel•chite

Pronunciation: (mel'kīt), [key]
— n.
  1. a Christian in Egypt and Syria who accepted the definition of faith adopted by the Council of Chalcedon in a.d.451.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the Melchites.
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