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[ih-mah-mahyt] /ɪˈmɑ maɪt/
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] /ɪˈmɑ mi/ (Show IPA)
Also called Twelver.
Origin of Imamite
imam + -ite1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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