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 (bä-hä′ē, bə-hī′)
Of or relating to a religion founded in 1863 in Persia and emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind.
A teacher of or a believer in this faith.

[Persian bahā'ī, a follower of Bahā'ullāh, the Splendor of God, Bahaullah, from bahā', splendor, from Arabic; see bhw in Semitic roots.]

Ba·ha′ism (bə-hä′ĭz′əm, -hī′-) n.
Ba·ha′ist n.
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Noun1.Bahaism - a religion founded in Iran in 1863; emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind; incorporates Christian and Islamic tenets; many adherents live in the United States; "Bahaism has no public rituals or sacraments and praying is done in private"
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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