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Alaouite

/ˈæləˌwiːt/
noun
1.
a member of a Shiite sect of Syrian Muslims
adjective
2.
of or relating to this sect
Word Origin
via French from Arabic, from 'alaoui upper, celestial, from 'ala (vb) to excel, surpass
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