Maronite definition by Webster's New World
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a member of an Eastern Church, originally heterodox but now in communion with the Western Church
Origin: Midieval Latin Maronita, after Maro (lit., master), 5th-c. Syrian monk, founder of the sect
Maronite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A member of a Christian Uniat church, chiefly of Lebanon, the liturgy of which is written in Syriac.
Origin: Medieval Latin marōnīta, after Maro, fourth-century A.D. Syrian religious leader.
- Marˈo·niteˌ adjective