imami

Imamite

[ih-mah-mahyt]
noun Islam.
a member of the principal sect of Shiʿah, believing in a succession of twelve divinely inspired imams, beginning with Ali and ending with Muhammad al-Muntazar (d. a.d. c880), who supposedly retired to a cave, later to return as the Mahdi.
Also, Imami [ih-mah-mee] .
Also called Twelver.


Origin:
imam + -ite1

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