Shi'i
noun Etymology: Arabic shī‘ī, from shī‘a Date: 1728 ShiiteShi'i adjective

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  • Shi'ite — Shi• ite or Shi•ite [[t]ˈʃi aɪt[/t]] also Shi ah Shi• i [[t]ʃiˈi, ˈʃi i[/t]] n. ear a member of one of the two great religious divisions of Islam that regards Ali, the son in law of Muhammad, as the legitimate successor of Muhammad, and… …   From formal English to slang

  • Shi'ite — Shi ism /shee iz euhm/, n. Shi itic /shee it ik/, adj. /shee uyt/, n. Islam. a member of one of the two great religious divisions of Islam that regards Ali, the son in law of Muhammad, as the legitimate successor of Muhammad, and disregards the… …   Universalium

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