Definition of Antonite in English:

Antonite

(also Anthonite)

noun

Christian Church historical
  • A monk of the Hospital Brothers of St Anthony. Later also occasionally: a member of a Maronite order founded in Lebanon at the end of the 17th cent. and still active in Lebanon and in communities of the Lebanese diaspora. Usually in plural.

adjective

Christian Church historical
  • Of or relating to the Antonites.

Origin

Late 17th century. From the name of St Anthony the Great + -ite, after German Antoniter.

Pronunciation

Antonite

/ˈantənʌɪt/