a Christian in Egypt and Syria who accepted the definition of faith adopted by the Council of Chalcedon in a.d. 451.
of or pertaining to the Melchites.
< Medieval Latin Melchīta
< Medieval Greek Melchī́tēs
royalist, equivalent to melch-
< Syriac malkā
king (or < a derivative adj. of appurtenance) + -ītēs -ite1