Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
MARCITAE, a sect of heretics in the second century, who also called themselves the perfecti, and made profession of doing every thing with a great deal of liberty and without fear. This doctrine they borrowed from Simon Magus, who however was not their chief; for they were called Marcites from one Marcus, who conferred the priesthood, and the administration of the sacraments, on women.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Marcites'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/m/marcites.html. 1802.