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Hezbollah

(ˌhɛzbəˈlɑː) or

Hizbollah

n
(Islam) an organization of militant Shiite Muslims based in Lebanon
[C20: Arabic, literally: party of God]
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Hez•bol•lah

or Hiz•bal•lah

(Arabic. ˌxɛs bɑˈlɑ)
n.
a radical Shi‘ite Muslim organization in Lebanon engaged in guerrilla warfare against Israel.
[< Arabic: literally, Party of God]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hezbollah - a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
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Translations

Hezbollah

[ˌhezbəˈlɑː] NHezbolá m, Hizbulá m
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