Ismaelian
Ismaelian Is`ma*e"li*an, Ismaelite Is"ma*el*ite, n. (Eccl.) One of a sect of Mohammedans who favored the pretensions of the family of Mohammed ben Ismael, of the house of Ali.

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  • Ismaelite — Ismaelian Is ma*e li*an, Ismaelite Is ma*el*ite, n. (Eccl.) One of a sect of Mohammedans who favored the pretensions of the family of Mohammed ben Ismael, of the house of Ali …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ishmaelite — Ish ma*el*ite, n. 1. A descendant of Ishmael (the son of Abraham and Hagar), of whom it was said, His hand will be against every man, and every man s hand against him. Gen. xvi. 12. [1913 Webster] 2. One at enmity with society; a wanderer; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ismailian — [is΄mā ē′lēənis΄mā il′ē ən] n. any member of a Shiite sect of Muslims holding that the office of imam should have gone to the descendant of Jafar s elder son Ismail (died A.D. 760) when Jafar, the sixth imam, died in A.D. 765: also Ismaelian… …   Universalium

  • Ismailian — [is΄mā ē′lēənis΄mā il′ē ən] n. any member of a Shiite sect of Muslims holding that the office of imam should have gone to the descendant of Jafar s elder son Ismail (died A.D. 760) when Jafar, the sixth imam, died in A.D. 765: also Ismaelian… …   English World dictionary

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