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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.
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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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Using interviews, personal stories, and archival footage--often smuggled out of Iran at great personal risk--the film, To Light a Candle, highlights the constructive resilience of Iran's young Bahais who, in the face of systematic attempts by the Iranian regime to bar them from higher education, developed an informal arrangement known as the Bahai Institute of Higher Education (BIHE), through which they could have access to university-level courses.