U·ni·at (ynē-ăt′, -ĭt) also U·ni·ate (-ĭt, -āt′) Often Offensive
Of or relating to the Eastern Catholic churches.
A member of an Eastern Catholic church.
[Russian uniyat, from Polish uniat, the Union of Brest (1596), which established the churches, from unija, union, from Late Latin ūniō; see UNION.]
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