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Batinism

[bat-n-iz-uh m] /ˈbæt nˌɪz əm/
noun, Islam.
1.
a secret movement in Islam, often associated with Ismaʿili Shiʿism.
Origin
partial translation of Arabic bāṭiniyyah, equivalent to bāṭin inner, hidden + -iyyah abstract noun suffix
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