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(Melkites; from Syriac malka, “king,” and related form meaning “imperial”). Christians of Syria and Egypt who rejected Monophysitism* and remained in union with the imperial see of Constantinople. Gk. Uniate chs. of Syria, Egypt, and Palestine are also called Melchites.

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