[shaf-ee-ee, shah-fee-ee]
one of the four schools of Islamic law, founded by al-Shafiʿi.
Compare Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki.

< Arabic Shāfiʿī, derivative of name of founder al-Shāfiʿī

Shafiʿite, noun Unabridged
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