A member of a monastic order founded in Constantinople in the 5th cent. by Studius, a Roman consul, and reformed by St Theodore at the end of the 8th cent.
Of or relating to the Studites or their order.
Mid 17th century. From post-classical Latin Studites, said to be from the name of its founder Studius (Byzantine Greek Στουδιός) + classical Latin -ītēs.