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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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  • A truce was negotiated that put a former baathist general in complete charge of the town.
Word Origin and History for baathist

Baath

pan-Arab socialist party, founded by intellectuals in Syria in 1943, from Arabic ba't "resurrection, renaissance."

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