Hezbollah

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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]

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]
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
Translations

Hezbollah

[ˌhezbəˈlɑː] NHezbolá m, Hizbulá m
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Die Damonisierung der Hisbollah ist Teil der Kriegsfuhrung," Junge Welt, August 15, 2008.
This particular transliteration, Hezbollah, will be used throughout this paper although there are many other common spellings such as Hizbullah, Hizballah, Hezballah, and Hisbollah.