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Baath

[bah-ahth] /ˈbɑ ɑθ/
noun
1.
a socialist party of some Arab countries, especially Iraq and Syria.
Also, Baʿath, Baʿth.
Origin
< Arabic baʿath literally, renaissance
Related forms
Baathism, noun
Baathist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ba'ath

Ba'ath

/bɑːˈɑːθ/
noun
1.
a variant of Ba'th

Ba'th

/bɑːθ/
noun
1.
an Arab Socialist party, esp in Iraq and Syria, founded by Michel Aflaq in 1941. It attempts to combine Marxism with pan-Islamic nationalism
Derived Forms
Ba′thi, adjective
Ba′thism, noun
Ba′thist, noun
Word Origin
C20: from Arabic: resurgence
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Word Origin and History for ba'ath
Baath
pan-Arab socialist party, founded by intellectuals in Syria in 1943, from Arabic ba't "resurrection, renaissance."
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