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(bəˈhɑ i, -ˈhaɪ)

n., pl. -ha•'is,
adj. n.
1. a religion founded in Iran and teaching the essential worth of all races and religions and equality of the sexes.
2. an adherent of Baha'i.
3. of or pertaining to Baha'i or Baha'is.
Also, Ba•ha′i.
[< Persian < Arabic bahā' (Allāh) Bahaullah, literally, splendor (of God) + suffix of appurtenance]
Ba•ha′'ism, n.
Ba•ha′'ist, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bahai - a teacher of or believer in Bahaism
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
instructor, teacher - a person whose occupation is teaching
Adj.1.Bahai - of or relating to BahaismBahai - of or relating to Bahaism    
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The 13th annual World Peace Day Interfaith Prayer Service in Naperville drew members of Bahai, Buddhist, Catholic, Christian, Episcopal, Islamic, Jewish, Presbyterian, Sikh and other congregations to pray for peace together.
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SANAA, Jan 12 (KUNA) -- The state security prosecution in Sanaa accused an Iranian national of spying for Israel and spreading the Bahai belief in Yemen.
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