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 for Byzantine Church
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Greek \Greek\, a. [AS. grec, L. Graecus, Gr. ?: cf. F. grec. Cf.
     Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian.
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     Greek calends. See under Greek calends in the vocabulary.
     Greek Church (Eccl. Hist.), the Eastern Church; that part
        of Christendom which separated from the Roman or Western
        Church in the ninth century. It comprises the great bulk
        of the Christian population of Russia (of which this is
        the established church), Greece, Moldavia, and Wallachia.
        The Greek Church is governed by patriarchs and is called
        also the Byzantine Church.
     Greek cross. See Illust. (10) Of Cross.
     Greek Empire. See Byzantine Empire.
     Greek fire, a combustible composition which burns under
        water, the constituents of which are supposed to be
        asphalt, with niter and sulphur. --Ure.
     Greek rose, the flower campion.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Byzantine \By*zan"tine\ (b[i^]*z[a^]n"t[i^]n), a.
     Of or pertaining to Byzantium. -- n. A native or inhabitant
     of Byzantium, now Constantinople; sometimes, applied to an
     inhabitant of the modern city of Constantinople. [Written
     also Bizantine.]
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     Byzantine church, the Eastern or Greek church, as
        distinguished from the Western or Roman or Latin church.
        See under Greek.
     Byzantine empire, the Eastern Roman or Greek empire from a.
        d. 364 or a. d. 395 to the capture of Constantinople by
        the Turks, a. d. 1453.
     Byzantine historians, historians and writers (Zonaras,
        Procopius, etc.) who lived in the Byzantine empire. --P.
     Byzantine style (Arch.), a style of architecture developed
        in the Byzantine empire.
     Note: Its leading forms are the round arch, the dome, the
           pillar, the circle, and the cross. The capitals of the
           pillars are of endless variety, and full of invention.
           The mosque of St. Sophia, Constantinople, and the
           church of St. Mark, Venice, are prominent examples of
           Byzantine architecture.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Byzantine Church
      n 1: the Catholic Church as it existed in the Byzantine Empire
           [syn: Eastern Church, Byzantine Church]

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