/mar"euh nuyt'/, n.
a member of a body of Uniates living chiefly in Lebanon, who maintain a Syriac liturgy and a married clergy, and who are governed by the patriarch of Antioch. Also called Maronite Christian.
[1505-15; < LL Maronita, named after St. Maron, 4th-century monk, founder of the sect; see -ITE1]

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  • Maronite — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin maronita, from Maron , Maro 5th century A.D. Syrian monk Date: 1511 a member of a Uniate church chiefly in Lebanon having a Syriac liturgy and married clergy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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