mekhitarist definition

  • noun:
    • See mechitarist.
    • a part of an order of Armenian monks in communion utilizing the Church of Rome, under a rule resembling the Benedictine, created by Peter Mekhitar (1676-1749) at Constantinople in 1701, verified because of the Pope in 1712, and finally satisfied regarding the island of San Lazzaro near Venice in 1717.

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