uniatism

Uniate

[yoo-nee-it, -eyt]
noun
a member of an Eastern church that is in union with the Roman Catholic Church, acknowledges the Roman pope as supreme in matters of faith, but maintains its own liturgy, discipline, and rite.
Also, Uniat [yoo-nee-at] .


Origin:
1825–35; < Ukrainian uni(y)át, equivalent to úni(ya) the Union of Brest-Litovsk (1596), an acceptance of papal supremacy by some Orthodox clerics in Poland (< Polish uni(j)a < Latin ūniō union) + -(y)atLatin -ātus -ate1

Uniatism, noun
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Uniat or Uniate (ˈjuːnɪˌæt, ˈjuːnɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
 
adj
1.  designating any of the Eastern Churches that retain their own liturgy but submit to papal authority
 
n
2.  a member of one of these Churches
 
[C19: from Russian uniyat, from Polish unja union, from Late Latin ūniō; see union]
 
Uniate or Uniate
 
adj
 
n
 
[C19: from Russian uniyat, from Polish unja union, from Late Latin ūniō; see union]
 
'Uniatism or Uniate
 
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Uniate
"pertaining to an Eastern Christian church that acknowledges the supremacy of the Pope," 1833, from Rus. uniyat, from unia "unity, union," from L. unus "one" (see one).
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