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Shiʿah

[shee-uh] /ˈʃi ə/
noun, Islam.
1.
(used with a plural verb) the Shiʿites.
2.
(used with a singular verb) Shiʿite.
Also, Shiʿa.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Arabic shīʿah literally, sect
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